We already know Liz Garton Scanlon is a star in the world of picture books, but now she's proving her shine among the middle-grade fiction realm as well! We're proud to announce the first review for THE GREAT GOOD SUMMER is starred! School Library Journal says "this engaging debut novel hooks readers from beginning to end.... This tender and funny story of a strong-willed young girl is reminiscent of Rita Williams-Garcia's ONE CRAZY SUMMER and Kate DiCamillo's BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE". Such wonderful praise! THE GREAT GOOD SUMMER is one to watch for in May. Congratulations, Liz! We can't wait to see where else your stellar writing career takes you!