A long time client of Lance Lappin, Julie Sternberg published her first novel “LIKE PICKLE JUICE ON A COOKIE“. We are delighted that Julie has Lance featured in her book. Julie and her children still get their haircuts at our hair salon. Stop by TriBeCa and get a signed copy.
About the author:
Julie Sternberg was a public interest lawyer for many years before she decided to write full-time. She graduated from the New School’s MFA program in writing for children. LIKE PICKLE JUICE ON A COOKIE is her first novel.
LIKE PICKLE JUICE ON A COOKIE tells the story of eight-year-old Eleanor, who has just received some terrible news. Her beloved babysitter, Bibi, is moving away. Suddenly, the things that used to make Eleanor happy, like eating pizza or riding her bike, aren’t fun anymore. Everything reminds her of Bibi. To make matters worse, Eleanor has a new babysitter who just isn’t the same. But as the new school year looms ahead, so do new beginnings. And Eleanor learns some special things about herself and the bittersweet process of growing up.
A few excerpts from reviews:
“Sternberg hits all the right notes here, capturing a sensitive kid’s first experience of loss with tender respectfulness and full acknowledgment that separation is a bereavement too. Eleanor’s narration … is heartfelt, accessible, and energetic.” -The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“This first novel is a promising debut.” –Kirkus Reviews
“It tells a simple, poignant story that will resonate with any child who has ever had to say good-bye.” –Booklist
“No less resonant for its simplicity and accessibility, Eleanor’s ingenuous free-verse monologue should strike a chord with readers… Eleanor’s gradual warming to her new sitter is affectingly narrated, and Cordell’s halftone cartoons convey thestory’s pathos and humor, as well as Eleanor’s changeable moods.” -Publishers Weekly
LIKE PICKLE JUICE ON A COOKIE was also selected for the Spring 2011 Indie Next List (recommendations from IndieBound, a national group of independent booksellers).