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A Fuse #8 Production
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Swag for Authors

Pop this into the old "Aw, Isn’t That Cute?" file.

Author/editor Jill Santopolo wrote the lovely little young reader title Alec Flint, Super Sleuth: The Nina, the Pinta and the Vanishing Treasure.  And the advantage of being an author for kids is that often you get cool prizes in your cereal boxes, sent to you by clever librarians from Long Island:

You know what I love about this doll?  The fact that someone took to time to sew tiny pockets onto the legs of his cargo pants.  To say nothing of the sweatshirt detailing!  Beautifully done.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. My favorite part is that his little hands fit in his little sweatshirt pocket. :-)

  2. Nathan Hale says:

    The exact opposite happened to me–when I opened my copy of Alec Flint, a handful of Cap’n Crunch CEREAL fell out.

    The new Alec Flint #2 cover looks great on your site, Jill, matches all the orange!

  3. Beth Kephart says:

    I’ve been waiting for this post about my beloved editor, Jill. She’d described the little creature, she’d described the box.

    But yes, I (a slow blogger, I do confess) had to see the photographs.