"Although these are weighty issues, Siebold handles them with a comic touch that middle-grade readers will appreciate."
"The current plot combined with skillful writing will attract even the most recalcitrant readers."
-School Library Journal
"The theme of learning to take chances isn't unfamiliar, but this is an original and effective approach to the notion ..."
-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Jan's chapters ... "Writing 101: Reading with a Writer's Eye" and "My Very Own ISBN Number: A Librarian's Path to Publication."
Jan's chapters: "Books that Shape Our Lives: A Community of Readers" and "Local Artists-in-Residence at Your School Library"