Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, June 2011:
"As she did in Jake
(BCCB 12/10), Couloumbis demonstrates her skill at writing with quiet understanding and unstudied polish for younger readers. Her ability to walk through complicated emotional dynamics in kid-accessible language...is impressive, making Lexie a perceptive narrator but not requiring her to be implausibly sophisticated."From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
AUDREY COULOUMBIS's first book for children, Getting Near to Baby,
won the Newbery Honor in 2000. Audrey is also the author of several other highly acclaimed books for young readers, including The Misadventures of Maude March
(which was named a Book Sense 76 Pick, a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection, and a National Parenting Publications Gold Award winner), Love Me Tender
(a Book Sense Summer 2008 Pick) and Jake
(A Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner and A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Winner). Audrey lives in upstate New York and Florida.