Rantless Raves

The reviews for Sarah Gives Thanks are in! And they’re good!

I approve.

Here’s one from School Library Journal:

“More of a biography about Sarah Josepha Hale than a holiday book, this well-researched, engaging read-aloud offers youngsters a glimpse into the lives of women and families in 19th-century America as well as to the history of how Thanksgiving became a national holiday.”

And Kirkus gave me a Starred Review!

“Amusing and perfectly chosen anecdotes highlight the qualities that made Hale such a success—curiosity, thirst for knowledge and determination… Readers will look forward to more from this talented author, who has penned a perfectly paced, rousing biography.”

I mean, woah.

To celebrate this news, I shall doodle pictures of wild animals.

Yes, yes, I know. I don’t celebrate like normal people.

On a related note, the response to last week’s Sarah Gives Thanks book giveaway was overwhelming! More than 20 people responded and the drawing is on!

Next week the winner will be announced. Good luck!