Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Day 4

It's our fourth day without power. And no hope, only another ice storm, on the horizon. The Edge of the Forest and Witches and Wiki are both still down. I have read a million books, however, so I'll be posting reviews soon. In the meantime, here are a few items of interest in today's book news.
  • Steven D. Hill and Peggy Hogan have created a new non-fiction packaging house, called Flying Point Press (allied with Sterling Publishing) releasing titles aimed at the 10-to 15-year-old boy reader. First up are the 1950s Landmark books (including Invasion: The Story of D-Day, Lawrence of Arabia, and The Deadly Hunt: The Sinking of the Bismarck, among others). David Mehegan covers the story for the Boston Globe.
  • Mens News Daily talks to Jules Feiffer about his switch to children's books: "He says that where he once drew on a deep well of righteous rage to produce satire in his cartoons, plays and articles, children’s books such as The Man on the Ceiling, A Room With A Zoo and Bark, George, allowed his playfulness to emerge."