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Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:56 am
How Do You Say “Avi”?
Posted by: Laura Tillotson

This spring the Booklist youth staff has been busy making videos for Booklist Online, and you can see Ann Brashares, Kate DiCamillo, and Ingrid Law anytime you like on Likely Stories.

Now check out Booklist reviewer Kay Weisman’s conversation with the amazingly versatile Avi, whose books range from the best-selling Poppy series to the Newbery Medal winner Crispin to classics like Nothing but the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

But admit it, aren’t you just a little unsure of how to pronounce his name? And where the heck did it come from, anyway? Well, wonder no longer! (And by the way, if you ever want to know how to say “Scieszka” or “Wiesner,” check out TeachingBooks’ nifty pronunciation guide.)

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4 Responses to “How Do You Say “Avi”?”
  1. Laurel T. Parker Says:

    Love the author interviews! Keep them coming please….

  2. Elaine Forman Says:

    Enjoy Avi’s work and share his work with young readers. If it’s any comfort Avi, my siblings called me Lane as a child. Thank you for the
    You-tube interview post. I like this format.
    Have a great day, read great books, write great books.
    Lane
    Elaine
    Mrs. Elaine
    Mom
    Granny

  3. Nora Martin Says:

    This was a great opportunity to briefly “meet” an author I would otherwise not have the chance to encounter within the scope of my normal work day.

  4. Laura Says:

    So glad to hear that you like our videos. We plan to do some more filming at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference. Wish us luck!


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