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Such a weird book

“Weird” is not a word with which to begin a Sunday morning, coffee-is-still-too-hot post. Because it still looks right if you misspell it: wierd.(i before e except after c, my Aunt Fanny.) But in any case, it’s the right word for Joe Schreiber’s (Schrieber’s?) Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick, highlighted over at Peter Sieruta’s new Printz blog, Printz Picks. Peter cites a friend who had correctly predicted Going Bovine for the Printz who also thinks this one might go the distance, and I see the logic: unusual books stand out from the crowd, and when the crowd is angels and vampires and battle-scarred apocalyptrixes, a Lithuanian spy in contemporary Manhattan stands out.

from "Don't Look Now"

Speaking of crazy European chicks, I plan to meet a few next week when R and I make our honeymoon tour of the Continent. Amsterdam, Brussels, and let’s hope we avoid the knife-wielding Little Red Riding Hood in Venice. I’ll try to keep you updated from there.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. Elena Abós says:

    Roger, you are not going to stop over in Cologne! What a shame! 🙁
    a eurochick 🙂

  2. Roger Sutton Roger Sutton says:

    My FAVORITE crazy Eurochick! Hope all is well with you and yours. Maybe next time?

  3. ACK! Don’t Look Now! I saw that movie once, twenty years ago, and I still have nightmares!

  4. Roger, enjoy your honeymoon, but please don’t ever post an image from Don’t Look Now again!!

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