We're so excited about our new chapter book series, Goddess Girls, and want to dedicate it to you--our readers! That's ages 8 to 12 and librarians, teachers, and book bloggers!
The series begins in Spring 2010 from Aladdin Paperbacks with:
Athena The Brain
Persephone the Phony.
1. Take the quiz below.
2. Drop a comment on this blog (or email joanholub at aol dot com) and tell us which goddessgirl (or two) you’re most like.
3. Leave a contact email or blog address where we can notify you if you're chosen.
Winners' names will be included in the book's dedication page and each winner will receive a free copy of the book after it’s published. Names will be randomly chosen by September 15th. Good luck!!!
~ Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Which Goddessgirl are You?
Your favorite color is:
a. Yellow when I’m happy, black when I’m not.
b. Dark pink, light pink, hot pink, bright pink. PINK!
c. Whatever. As long as it’s not red.
d. Yegods! Why should it matter what color I wear?
Your general outlook on life is:
a. Sunny, but sometimes your mood turns dark, and that’s okay with you.
b. Viewed through the prism of romance. You love to play matchmaker with your friends!
c. Life’s a contest, and you like to compete. You’re very athletic and you also like board games.
d. Intellectual. There’s just so much to learn, and you sop up knowledge like a sponge.
When it comes to boys:
a. You go for the guy who is different and off-beat, and maybe a bit mysterious.
b. Anyone cute catches your eye; you’re an equal-opportunity flirter.
c. Yuck! Who gives a rip about boys?
d. Sure, you notice them, but you’re much too busy with schoolwork and after school activities to concern yourself with boys.
What some people don’t know about you is that deep down:
a. You “dance to a different drummer,” not always liking the same things your friends like.
b. You sometimes worry that other people—especially boys— like you more for your looks than for your other many good qualities.
c. You don’t really dislike boys as much as you claim to.
d. You worry that you’re not as smart as others think you are.
Given an hour or two of free time, you’d rather spend it:
a. Wandering around in a lovely garden or park.
b. Experimenting with make-up and hairstyles.
c. Playing with a pet or doing anything active.
d. Reading a book.
Add up the number of A’s, B’s, C’s, and D’s. If you have more A’s, you’re most like Persephone, B’s, you’re most like Aphrodite, C’s, you’re most like Artemis, D’s, you’re most like Athena. Or you might be a half-and-half mix of two goddessgirls!
(Note: If you're chosen, we may ask you to have your parents send us an email that it's okay to include your name.)
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I've just learned that my upcoming book Shampoodle is part of the 25th anniversary of Step Into Reading at Random House! This is extra-lucky because it's appearing in some ads such as this one in Learning Magazine:
by Joan Holub, illustrated by Tim Bowers
Step Into Reading (step 2) early reader: pre-K to grade 1