We are so glad that Mary Quattlebaum took the time to give The Cheshire Cheese Cat such a wonderful and thoughtful review in The Washington Post. I can only hope that everyone agrees that this book “begs for a family storytime.” You can read the full review here.

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Thank you so much to School Library Journal for listing The Cheshire Cheese Cat as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2011. “Rich in lofty language and vivid characterization, and artfully embellished by Moser’s expressive illustrations, this laugh-out-loud tale is one to savor.” Be sure to see who else made the list here.

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Editor Vicky Smith has put together an incredible list of children’s books that have released this past year. As I am sure you have guessed, The Cheshire Cheese Cat is among them. Thanks, Vicky and Kirkus! To view the whole list, hop over to the Kirkus website here.

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Wonderfully read by the fabulous Katherine Kellgren & the ever-dashing Robin Sachs. You may listen to the first chapter here.

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The expression “as good as gold” was used in 1843 to describe Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and is an expression we still use to this day. It is a phrase with many definitions, but is often used to describe something as being genuine and of a high standard. So it is…

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Those of you that regularly read the Sunday Book Reviews section in The New York Times my have already caught a glimpse of this review. It is an honor to be reviewed alongside such a beloved and prolific writer as Richard Peck and we are thrilled that Elisabeth Egan found The Cheshire Cheese Cat so…

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Jonathan Hunt, who writes the Mock Newbery Blog, Heavy Medal, on the School Library Journal website put together a two part series of book reviews. The first, Of Mice…, features books full of glorious mice, while his second post, …and Men, looks at books all about interesting and famous men. The Cheshire Cheese Cat has…

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Carmen had the opportunity to do a FABULOUS interview with the marvelous and erudite, James Preller. They discuss all things Cheshire Cheese Cat and more! It’s a great way to learn more about how the book came to be, as well as get a sneak peek at Barry Moser’s artwork for the book. You can read…

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On November 17, 2011, Carmen Deedy & John McCutcheon will be performing a benefit concert for the Refugee Resettlement & Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA). Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. If you are in the Atlanta area, come and help support a great organization.

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The Texas Library Association has just announced the Texas Bluebonnet Award 2012-2013 Master List. Can you guess who made the cut?! The Cheshire Cheese Cat! Huzzah! To view the complete list, go here. If you’re in Austin, TX, be sure to meet Carmen on November 29, 2011 at BookPeople, where she will be signing her…

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* Atlanta Magazine, October 1, 2011 THE CHESHIRE CHEESE CAT: A Dickens of a Tale (Peachtree Publishers) (For ages eight to twelve) Inspired by London’s Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a sixteenth-century inn with a rich literary history, authors Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright concocted this howler of a tale about a well-educated mouse named…

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Have you ever wondered where authors sit and write their books? Yes? Then take a few minutes to stop by Jennifer Bertman’s blog From the Mixed-Up Files to learn a little bit more about how and where Carmen writes. While you’re there, be sure to take a look at her other “Creative Spaces” interviews to…

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October 1, 2011 marked the official launch of Carmen’s first chapter book! To celebrate, Peachtree Publishers has put together a fabulous blog tour. Check out all of the stops on the tour below: Monday, Oct. 3: A Word’s Worth – Take a look at some exclusive interior images from the book! Maestra Amanda’s Bookshelf —…

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