Monday, July 06, 2009

Eyes Like Stars~ Day 1

Let the Tour begin!

Today I promised a lot of information, so buckle your seatbelts; here we go!

In the past I always glased past the Library of Congress Cataloging-in Publication Data page in the front of books, but recently I have been taking a closer look at them... you can sure learn a lot about a book from this page! Let me share:

Here is the summary it gives:
Seventeen-year-old Bertie strives to find a useful role for herself at the
Theatre Illuminata so that she won't be cast out of the only home she has ever
known, but is hindered by the Players, who magically live on there, especially
Ariel, who is willing to destroy The Book at the center fot he magic in order to
escape into the outside world.

But the Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data page has more than just a summary, it also has seven basic things the story is about... seven important aspects of the novel... and those are:

Theater, Magic, Actors and actresses, Orphans, Books and reading, Identity, and Theaters

Now for that information on the author I mentioned...

Lisa Mantchev:
  • began writing as a young girl... writing short stories and even adapting Maeterlinck's The Blue Bird for May Day Festival when she was in fourth grade.
  • was an actress too... starting when she was about seven years old. She acted through high school, and even went to college to study drama.
  • not only acted in plays, but wrote them too.
  • taught English, and created an after school drama program at that school.
  • sold her first short fiction in 2002, and her trilogy in 2007
  • lives in the state of Washington with her husband, daughter, and four dogs.
  • enjoys beaches, climbing trees, making jam, and doing repairs with gue guns
And now for the last part of the first day of this tour... some websites you should deffinatly check out.

Of course you should check out the other stops on the tour... these people have read 'Eyes Like Stars' too and also have a lot to say about it... their websites can be found at the top of the side bar.

You could also follow this link to the officiall 'Eyes Like Stars' website. Here you can find a biography, a bibliography, interesting links, and even Lisa Mantchev's blog.

To find her blog, you could also click HERE.

And don't forget to come back tomorrow for an interview!



2 comments:

Julie J. said...

I like your idea of using the Library of Congress information! It would be a great start for labeling a blog post on books! :)

I look forward to learning more about this book. I should be getting it soon, as I pre-ordered it.

Marie DeVries said...

Hi Julie! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope I am able to quench your thirst for information about 'Eyes Like Stars'... happy reading when you get your copy!