Monthly Archives: December 2011

Two-in-One Notebook Special | Your Friend in Fashion, Abby Shapiro by Amy Axelrod

The Whole Megillah recently spoke to author Amy Axelrod and Holiday House editor Julie Amper about Your Friend in Fashion, Abby Shapiro. I will freely admit a few things: As a kid, I had a Barbie® lightbox that helped me draw fashions. … Continue reading

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Attention Novelists and Nonfiction Writers! | Highlights Foundation Whole Novel Program 2012

Highlights Foundation Whole Novel Program 2012 The Whole Megillah is a big fan of any of the Highlights Foundation workshops (including the one for writers of Jewish-themed content, which is being planned now for 2013!). The Whole Novel Program can … Continue reading

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Write Your Own Megillah | The First Entry Is In and Verified!

Sheryll Bellman Rott has turned in her 18,000-word manuscript and I’ve verified the word count. Her first three chapters are now in the hands of Disney-Hyperion editorial director Stephanie Lurie. How are you doing with your manuscript? What’s been inspiring … Continue reading

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December 2011 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is proud to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Let’s start off with exciting news from the Jewish Book Council — it has recently launched a new website and now offers readers the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Book Review | The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow

The Berlin Boxing Club Robert Sharenow (HarperTeen, 2011, 404 pp.) In this historical novel set in 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite his assimilated upbringing, learns to box with legendary German boxing champ Max Schmeling while struggling with … Continue reading

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Amazon Publishing to Acquire Marshall Cavendish US Children’s Books Titles

This is hitting the cyberwaves today… Press Release: Amazon Publishing to Acquire Marshall Cavendish US Children’s Books Titles The Whole Megillah is still trying to wrap its keppel around this…

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