Posts Tagged ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’

Crime Bake


November 10th, 2018 Posted 8:00 am

Today we’ll be on panel discussing writing for kids at New England Crime Bake. For us, writing for kids led to a lot of happiness. It all started with this book:



Happy Mothers Day, Everybody!


May 13th, 2018 Posted 7:28 am

Beginnings, which normally appears here on Sundays, will come tomorrow. Meanwhile here’s an apposite quote from DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, featured on beginnings a few weeks ago:

Mom had the kind of love for her that you could feel, like it was part of the atmosphere.


Beginnings (More)


April 15th, 2018 Posted 8:34 am

On Sundays, we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernies (as part of Chetspeak) – and now taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Here, from 2005, #15, DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. This is the first of the Echo Falls series and my first children’s book. It came out the same year as OBLIVION (subject of last Sunday’s beginnings). DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE won the Agatha award for best children’s mystery.

[“A standout novel… The no-nonsense tone of the well-written prose, the multifacted characters, the hint of romance, and the subtly structured mystery open the potential fan base to include just about everyone.”
– Starred Review, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books]

Ingrid Levin-Hill, three weeks past her thirteenth birthday, sat thinking in her orthodontist’s waiting room. You’re born cute. Babies are cute. Not hard to guess why – it’s so everyone will forgive them for being such a pain. You grow a little older, and people say, “What beautiful hair,” or “Get a load of those baby blues,” or something nice that keeps you thinking you’re still on the cuteness track. Then you hit twelve or thirteen and boom, they tell you everything needs fixing.




December 15th, 2017 Posted 7:56 am

This floated up out of the internet, reminding us of a certain book we wrote that led to all our writing for younger readers – a joyful task.

Book Review


The Books

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