Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Author Mad Libs: Anne Nesbet

Today's Author Mad Libs guest is Anne Nesbet. Without seeing today's post, Anne has provided me with a list of words to help me in my quest to describe both Anne and her book. Let the mayhem begin!


The Author:

Anne Nesbet writes the kind of __croissants__ that she wants to _caterwaul_. She claims she's younger than the average _saxophone_, but older than most _gargoyles_. She once wrote a book about _marshmallows_ who _slipped_ while they were also busy _shrieking_ like it was going out of style. That takes some _breadcrumbs_! As a child, she had big _saltshakers_ and was very _spiky_. She loves _miffed_ music and even plays the _marmot_. She has a beautiful _doorknob_ whom she likes to walk on_cobblestones_. Her special skill is that she can _fling_ while _tap-dancing_. Her first book, _An Addressbook Under Streetcars __, comes out this January from Harper Collins.

The Book:



On their first day in Paris, Maya and her little brother, James, find themselves caught up in some very old _jam_. Houses with _smoky_ salamanders for door handles, _buttercups_ that look too much like Maya’s own _fabulous_ face, a man wearing _flashlights_ to hide his _dented_ purple eyes–nothing is what it seems. And what does all that _armchair__ want from Maya? With the help of a friendly _kazoo_ named Valko, Maya discovers _stereoscopes_ hidden in her family tree–grandmothers who _melted_ in magic, a cousin so _fragrant_ she’s actually hard to see, and a terrible family habit of _meandering_ one’s _squirrel_. To save her own brother, Maya must take on the magical _sonnet_of _Millicent_ . . . before it is too late.



Reviews:


“a-shimmer with _dumplings_” (Horn Book) . . . “charmingly _toothsome_” (Kirkus) . . . “evocative _scissors_ and a confident narrative voice” (Publishers Weekly) . . . “readers will be swept along by the novel’s swift _binoculars_”(Shelf Awareness) . . . “a unique, interesting _salamander_ with just enough suspense to keep _biscuits_ turning the pages into the night” (VOYA)


Sounds fabulous, doesn't it? Thank you, Anne, for being a good sport and playing along. To get the real scoop on THE CABINET OF EARTHS and Anne, head to her site or find her book on IndieBound.



8 comments:

  1. Haha, love this! Can't wait to read THE CABINET OF EARTHS and its "swift binoculars." ;D

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  2. These are hilarious. "Charmingly...toothsome!" "Ashimmer with dumplings!" Best reviews ever!

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  3. I loved A Cabinet of Earths! Anne is so talented, I bet I'd even like An Addressbook Under Streetcars ;)

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  4. Okay, I'm inspired! Please madlib-ize my whole, entire life! Thank you so much, CJ!

    (But revisions call, so back I go to . . . meandering the squirrel.)

    Anne "Saltshakers" Nesbet
    AN ADDRESSBOOK UNDER STREETCARS (HooperCullens, 2012)

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  5. CJ, this is adorable! Here's to caterwauling croissants! They sound delicious and noisy!

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  6. Anne - I laughed SO HARD when I saw the next word on your list was "saltshakers." I mean ... the visual ... I think your new moniker should definitely stick! :)

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  7. Funny. I'm really excited to read Anne's book.

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  8. Can't wait get Cabinet of Earths for my kids!

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