Behind the Book with Caldecott Honor Medalist Marla Frazee
I’ve been working with Allyn Johnston, the editor of All the World, for lots of years. We have many sly ways of inching toward our next project together, most of them subtle and tricky and noncommittal in order to gauge the other’s level of interest without embarrassing ourselves with too much enthusiasm. So when Allyn called me on the phone one late afternoon in 2007 and said, “Oh my God! I ju
Behind the Book with Liz Garton Scanlon
According to my hard drive, All the World began in 2005 as a verse or two of unrealized rhyme. At the time, I was trying to sell my next book, and this was one of many unfinished pieces—each one unlike the others except that they all weren’t quite right.
In August 2007, I flew to California for a writing conference. I arrived with sort of nebulous high hopes—too shy to chat folks up at the mixers but pre