HOW TO STAGE A CATASTROPHE (Capstone, April 2017) is Rebecca’s debut middle-grade novel.
Sid’s first-person, fourth-wall–breaking narration, full of amusing similes and asides, carries the day. Conspiratorial theatrics and all-around good fun.–Kirkus Reviews
Full of quirky fun, this middle-grade debut is given a three-act structure and peppered with witty asides and comments from Sidney about the process of theater making. An ideal introduction for budding thespians.–Booklist
A Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce title (American Booksellers Association)
A Spring/Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next Pick (American Booksellers Association)
A School Library Journal Sneak Peek pick for Spring/Summer 2017
What booksellers are saying about How to Stage a Catastrophe:
A heartwarming ode to the power of community, theater, and most
especially community theater! Aspiring director Sidney makes for a unique
narrator who surrounds himself with a cast of quirky and inspiring
How to Stage a Catastrophe is a delightfully old-fashioned,
let’s-put-on-a-show story that still feels firmly grounded in the realities of today and will
leave you smiling from ear to ear.
-Bill Grace, Buttonwood Books & Toys (Cohasset, MA)
In How to Stage a Catastrophe you are given a backstage
pass to Sidney’s world in Hatahatchee. He is a director at heart and
readers get a front row seat to his struggle to keep his dream alive. We
need books like this on our shelves in our homes!
-Wyatt Wegrzyn, Bookworks (Albuquerque, NM)
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