Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kirkus Review -- SASQUATCH

I've been holding my breath, waiting for the first reviews for IN SEARCH OF SASQUATCH (October 25, 2011, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). I can finally breathe easy. Kirkus loved it! It begins:

"A true believer presents the evidence. Expanding on a partial chapter in her outstanding Tales of the Cryptids (2006), Halls makes her case by tallying Native American legends, the many footprints and reported sightings (a map of the latter claims hundreds from every state except Hawaii), the famous Patterson-Gimlin film, the recorded 'Sierra Sounds' and other circumstantial evidence."

It gets better from there and closes with this sassy line, which I LOVE:

"...this is about as convincing as it gets—considering the continuing absence of any incontrovertible physical proof—and should give young cryptid hunters a good hairy leg up on investigations of their own."

Thank you, unknown Kirkus reviewer. You are my new best friend. Hoping the others are just as enthusiastic.

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