Thursday, November 04, 2010

Eva Ibbotson and Laura Amy Schlitz

Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz has written a perceptive appreciation of her pen-friend Eva Ibbotson, the English novelist who died on October 20th. We are happy to publish it on our website and grateful to Laura for sending it to us.


Sharon Creech said...

A brilliant, perceptive and poignant 'appreciation' by Laura Amy Schlitz. It so beautifully captures the smart, wise, funny lady that Eva was. Thank you, Laura, and thank you Horn Book.

Jeanne said...

Yes, thank you, Laura. I reread MADENSKY SQUARE just last month, a week or so before hearing about Eva Ibbotson's death. And had reread THE MORNING GIFT a few months before that and THE STAR OF KAZAN a few months before that. If I spread out the books carefully, I always have at least one Ibbotson ready for rereading. Which reminds me that I haven't read THE DRAGONFLY POOL in a while. What magnificent books she's left us.

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