Monday, May 4, 2009

Three Things Related (More or Less) to Fairy Tales and Letters From Rapunzel

Because in fairy tales, things always come in threes, don't they?

1) Awesome. A class in Georgia makes commercials for books, including mine. Haven't seen the finished pitch yet, but I want to!

2) The Statue of Liberty's crown may re-open, and if so, you can climb all the way to the top again (past those nostrils) just like Rapunzel did with her dad.

3) Oh. My. Word. Miss Erin's photos:  Real Life Fairy Tales

Whoops! Four things!  

4) This fab post (and book list, including Letters From Rapunzel) at Unwrapping the Gifted about bibliotherapy with gifted children

Eep. Just thought of another. Five!  

5) Link Jules sent me:  "Self-Rescuing Princess" T-shirt at ThinkGeek

Eek. Okay. There are six. 

6)  Amy Planchak Graves at is starting a Mental Health in Children's Literature Project, which she describes as  "the modern/enhanced equivalent of an annotated bibliography" listing books that deal in a literary, non-didactic way about mental health issues.  Yes, that would include Letters From Rapunzel. I'll link as soon as it's up and running, but for now, check out more about Amy here

Okay, that's it. I can't count, and I'm done.

(Except to say that it's been more than two years since Letters From Rapunzel came out, and it's exciting as an author to see readers, classes, librarians, and teachers still discovering it and using it in fantastic, creative ways. Yayohyayohyay!)

That is all. 


  1. Oh, "Self-Rescuing Princess?" Definitely!

  2. That must be the best feeling -- to keep learning about how readers are discovering the book, how it touches their lives. Rock it.

    I'm glad to see someone else say they're going to do a certain number of things and then keep going. The Seven Questions Over Breakfast interview series is really around seven skerjillion questions. See, you just did 6 impossible things before breakfast is all.

  3. Sheesh! That Rapunzel has legs! It was great seeing you Sunday (however briefly). Congrats on your new book!!!


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