This is from the newsletter sent to booksellers by my publisher:
One girl + one sketchbook + one week trapped on a camping trip with annoying relatives = fun for middle-grade readers.
ELLIE MCDOODLE:HAVE PEN, WILL TRAVEL by Ruth McNally Barshaw is the ideal book for a reader heading off to summer camp or on a family road trip, and a perfect addition to any summer reading display.
Visit http://www.ruthexpress.com for a teacher's guide, sketch blog, downloadable activities and more!
"Part journal, part graphic novel, all fun (with echoes of Harriet the Spy), this is a clever account of a growing-up experience that will be familiar to middle-grade readers." --Kirkus Reviews
Coming in May
ELLIE MCDOODLE: HAVE PEN, WILL TRAVEL
ISBN 1-58234-745-X (Bloomsbury) $11.95; Ages 8 to 12