Saturday, March 8, 2008


Congrats to JODY FELDMAN on the release of her MG novel The Gollywhopper Games:


"Ladies and gentlemen!
Boys and girls!
Welcome to the biggest, bravest, boldest competition the world has ever seen!
The Gollywhopper Games!
Are you ready?

Gil Goodson sure hopes he's ready. His future happiness depends on winning the Golly Toy & Game Company's ultimate competition. If Gil wins, his dad has promised the family can move out of Orchard Heights—away from all the gossip, the false friends, and bad press that have plagued the Goodsons ever since The Incident.

Gil's been studying for months. He thinks he knows everything about Golly's history and merchandise. But does he know enough to answer the trivia? Solve the puzzles? Complete the stunts? Will it be more than all the other kids know? Gil's formidable opponents have their own special talents. He must be quicker and smarter than all of them.

The ride of Gil's life is about to begin. Win! win! win!"

Jody Feldman is a member of the Class of 2k8. Best of luck to you, Jody! :)


M.P. Barker said...

I just finished reading GG--great fun! The puzzles are challenging but not impossible and it's fun to try to solve them alongside Gil. Plus, Gil's a fine hero to spend a few hours with, and there's an entertaining mix of good and not-so-good secondary characters to cheer or boo as they cooperate and/or compete with Gil. There's a nice bit of a twist at the end that I wasn't expecting--well done! Definitely a great ride! Kudos to Jody!

M.P. Barker
Holiday House, April 2008

Jody Feldman said...

Thanks, Michele ...
and thanks Jeannine!