Sunday, August 31, 2008

In the spotlight- The Raucous Royals !






What is in a rumor? Carlyn Beccia invites us to look more closely at all rumors and consider how the truth can become twisted over time in this one-of-a-kind combination of nonfiction picture book, graphic novel, and tabloid magazine.




Carlyn Beccia is the author/illustrator of ,
Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo, (Houghton Mifflin 2008), and has illustrated the Houdini and Nate Mysteries series along with the cover of Newbery winner, Christopher Paul Curtis's, Elijah of Buxton.

We are so excited here at the PBJ's to be featuring the debut of her new book, The Raucous Royals. Join us this week as we interview Carlyn and learn of her experience bringing this fun and interesting book to life. You won't want to miss it!

And that's not all. Carlyn has kindly offered a signed copy to one of our lucky blog visitors. Simply leave your answer to the following true/false question in the comments section . Those that have answered correctly will be placed in a drawing and the winner will be announced on Friday.

Good luck!



Question: Did Anne Boleyn really have 6 fingers? True or False?

17 comments:

ChatRabbit said...

False!
Can't wait to see this book...it should be amazing!

nomi said...

I highly doubt it! False! Oh, I can't wait to read this one--nothing like an ancient tabloid!!!

Phyllis Harris said...

I'm going to be different and say yes! My aunt had two thumbs...really!

Phyllis Harris said...

ooops...I meant to say "True". ;o)

Meridth Gimbel said...

False! That was a rumor to have sprung up after her death...

plainjane said...

FALSE!! What a great idea for a children's book!!

Katie McDee said...

That rumor is false ... It's False I tell you!

Jodelle Brohard said...

False. I think this is just folklore.

Jodelle Brohard

tlc illustration said...

What a fun looking book, and what a great project to get to work on.

For Anne = false!! regarding the extra digit!

nicole falk said...

False - she did NOT have 6 fingers it was a rumor

nicole falk said...

oh and i cant wait to see this book! Winning a free copy or not, it will be in my hands sometimes soon! :)

Ree said...

Yes, this is true and one of the things that reinforced the opinion of her accusers that she was a sorceress.

Gina Perry said...

I was just finishing a painting last night (a tight composition of a girl drawing) and my husband teased me by saying - I love it, but she's got 6 fingers! Just like Anne Boleyn??? I'm enjoying reading people's guesses too - I'm staying in the dark so when the answer comes out tomorrow I'll be surprised. :)

Roberta said...

What a great interview!
False. No six finfers for Anne.

Debbie Meyer said...

False, false, false. No six fingers for Anne. Loved the interview though and the book looks really fun!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Really fun interview... looks like a great book. Oh and yes, it is FALSE.
Thanks for sharing.

dolci said...

It will be fun to see who's right. I'm going to put a true guess here.