Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Exile of Aeneas Illustrations

Received yesterday via e-mail the final 5 drawings for The Exile of Aeneas and they look great! (Maybe my favorite so far.) I'm especially partial to the Laoco├Ân drawing. Sounds like the cover will be in this week or next and so the book will go to press in the next couple of weeks.

Second Printing for Wrath of Achilles

Heard from B-C (publisher Bolchazy-Carducci) yesterday that Wrath of Achilles is about to sell out its first print run and that a second is on its way. Thanks to all who purchased!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Follow Your Fates in Classical Outlook

Sharon Kazmierski, in the Clearing House section of the latest issue of Classical Outlook (v.85, issue 2 (winter)), wrote about a column and a half review of the series, giving it both a positive review and an endorsement for more titles (and endorsement I am on board with if B-C is as well). Thanks, Sharon!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Article in Prima, ACL's Newsletter for Classics at the Elementary & Middle School Levels

Just received an e-notification that the new issue of Prima is available on-line and there is an article in it about The Wrath of Achilles and The Journey of Odysseus. The article covers a teacher in New Hampshire who used the books with her class(es) with great success. I appreciated of course the positive comments but also that both teacher and students seemed to understand the broader goal of the series (and that apparently they're hoping for more, which I hope to give them). Thank you, Jessica!

Click here for the .pdf of the newsletter; the article is on pages 26 & 27.

Click here for the Prima page on the ETC (Excellence Through Classics) web site where the link to the Fall 2009 Prima is located.

Catching Up After the Holidays: The Exile of Aeneas Illustrations & Review in the Half Moon Bay Review

There are a couple of developments to report that I missed over the holidays:

1. Received Brian's sketches for the illustrations for The Exile of Aeneas and they of course look great. I look forward to seeing them in their final form and to seeing what the cover will look like.

2. A former colleague of mine in his Christmas card sent a review written by a fifth grader from the Half Moon Bay Review that was published in September. Click here to read it.