Saturday, December 21, 2013

My Editor's Review

My wonderful editor, Michelle Frey, at Knopf/Random House, wrote a lovely review of my second novel, THE WONDER OF CHARLIE ANNE.  Her thoughts were featured recently in the Random House blog, called Random Acts of Reading.

Thank you, Michelle!

Here it is:

"Kimberly Newton Fusco is a luminous writer. Her books make young readers feel both the pain in the world and the beauty—and show them the healing power of friendship.  THE WONDER OF CHARLIE ANNE is the tender, generous story of an interracial friendship between two young girls during the Depression.  It was acclaimed by many reviewers, and I love these lines from a starred review in Kirkus that capture its spirit: ”Good humor, kindness and courage triumph in this warm, richly nuanced novel that cheers the heart like a song sweetly sung.”  I know kids would respond to this gem of a book, if it could find its way into their hands.  And because Kim’s writing is spare and lyrical, it goes down fast and can reach a broad audience of both confident and more reluctant readers."  -Michelle Frey, Executive Editor,  Knopf Books for Young Readers.