Monthly Archives: July 2012

Announcing the Rosh Hashonah Challenge | The Whole Megillah First Pages Competition

Start Your New Year and Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Book Right Rosh Hashonah is practically upon us. That gets The Whole Megillah thinking about the beginning of the year and the beginning of book manuscripts. What better way … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Linda Elovitz Marshall

The Whole Megillah (TWM): When did you first realize you were a writer? Linda Elovitz Marshall (LEM): When I was in fifth grade, my teacher gushed over a story I’d written and said I’d be a writer someday. That sounded … Continue reading

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Three-in-One Notebook Special | Hannah’s Way, Written by Linda Glaser and Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

In this special post, The Whole Megillah speaks with author Linda Glaser, publisher Joni Sussman and illustrator Adam Gustavson about Hannah’s Way, published recently by Kar-Ben. The Whole Megillah (TWM): In your author’s note, you state a 1996 exhibit at … Continue reading

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July 2012 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah once again hosts the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus explains how an online essay-review helped rekindle her interest in the fiction of Israeli author Etgar Keret. From the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with The PJ Library | Chris Barash, Chair, Book Selection Committee

The Whole Megillah (TWM): Parents and grandparents are the first to say how much they love PJ Library. How do you reach out to them? Chris Barash (CB): The first important step in creating a meaningful connection with families is … Continue reading

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