Song of the Sword got a nice mention in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix today. In a feature called “Read aloud for holiday wonders,” Beverley Brenna writes:
Favourite books for the holidays can be divided into two categories: older titles that withstand the test of time, and contemporary reads that more closely reflect today’s reading audience.
Literacy research advocates reading aloud to children as the single most important thing a parent can do to support reading development, and the good news is: there’s lots of titles available that interest adults as well as children, a far cry from the past when children’s literature was generally didactic and difficult for adults to enjoy.
The following list is a combination of new titles and ones more tried and true, offering support for library visits as well as great gift ideas.
In the young adult category, she lists three titles: Suzanne Collins’s bestelling The Hunger Games (soon to be a major motion picture), Gina McMurchy-Barber’s Free as a Bird, shortlisted for the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award, and:
Edward Willett’s Song of the Sword (Lobster Press, 2010), a highly original take on the King Arthur Legend, follows the adventures of two teen heroes on a Regina landscape. Book 1 of a series by a prolific Saskatchewan author.
Nice company to be in!