LINT BOY OUT TODAY!
I’m thrilled to share the news that my newest book Lint Boy,
comes out today!
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed making it.
I was won over immediately by Leijten’s nostalgic art nouveau style,
which captures both the sweetness of Lint Boy and the sadistic potential
of his nemesis. The ink and watercolor drawings, in a palette of soft
greens, blues and golds with flashes of candy-cane red, are each an
intricate invention, full of delicate curls and sprightly shadows.
The storyline, which shifts back and forth in time, may be a little
confusing to the youngest readers, but it’s spooky and compelling and
the surprises keep on coming, right to the end. It’s a beautiful book and
a great read for kids who appreciate a good case of the shivers.
Nancy Schoenberg, for the Chicago Tribune