Posts Tagged ‘Echo Falls Series’

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.

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Pearl Harbor – Tomorrow’s Post


December 6th, 2016 Posted 7:57 am

75 years ago today. Not today the 6th, of course. That would be an error. How did it happen? Fog of war?

Among many other things, we got dragged onto the international stage. An excellent one-volume history of WW2 is INFERNO by Max Hastings.

(And the Bataan Death March figures in INTO THE DARK, third in Admin’s Echo Falls series.)


Connecticut Children’s Book Fair


November 10th, 2015 Posted 7:32 am

Spence will be presenting at 10AM this Sunday. What will he talk about? WOOF and writing for kids! He’ll also probably mention the Echo Falls series as well. And what about REALITY CHECK (2010 Edgar Award winner for best YA mystery)? Why not throw that in, too? Then there’s ARF, coming in April. (He’ll never remember all of this.)



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