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Happy Anniversary to THE VERY LAST CASTLE (+ a Giveaway)

One year ago today, The Very Last Castle was published.

To everyone who has bought, read, shared, reviewed, and recommended the book: thank you. It means so much to me.

I’m celebrating in two ways.

  1. I’m giving away five copies (click here to enter)
  2. I’m sharing a comic about how the book was made.

Before the book came out, I wrote and drew a comic about how the story was written. Abrams printed them we gave them away with people who pre-ordered the book. Today I’m sharing the comic online for the first time.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. Happy first birthday to the book! Thank you for sharing the comic. It and your book are wonderful. It’s interesting to see the behind-the-scenes hardwork it takes to get a book published. And the pun-niness of the editor saying, “on the same page” gave my day a great start.

  2. Emily Lammy says:

    Congratulations! I loved the Very Last Castle! It’s circulating very well in our library system! The kids love it too!