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.
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.
“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.