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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Over the Moon by Jodi Picoult and Jake Van Leer

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


Master storyteller and bestselling author Jodi Picoult teams up with Jake van Leer and Ellen Wilber to bring you an original musical, sure to breathe life into any middle-school and high school drama curriculum. Part Shakespearean comedy and part Fractured Fairy Tales, Over the Moon is all fun. Narrated by a cross-dressing Hairy Godmother (no, that’s not a typo), the story begins when Luna (the moon) descends to a small town on earth disguised as a boy, and sets out to help humans find love. But Luna herself falls in love with Prince Jack... who’s in love with Felicity... who has fallen for Luna. On the way to happily ever after are a steady stream of clever puns and topical jokes about American Idol, universal health care, Bernie Madoff, and just about every fairy tale creature you’ve ever heard of! With nineteen original hum-worthy songs and plenty of spots to tailor the play to any city or town, Over the Moon is the perfect choice for every school looking to perform an energetic show that’s fresh, funny, and timeless.

About the Author

JODI PICOULT is the author of seventeen novels, including Handle With Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper, now a major motion picture. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at www.jodipicoult.com.


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Original edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442421320
  • ISBN-13: 978-144242132


    1. Mary did not know you had this blog, where have I been? The book sounds like a real page turner and has enough contemporary references in the blurb that it sounds like lots of fun too!

      Hope you get a chance to read it as January is hurrying to get here!

      My reading and wishing books if you have a chance to stop by

      jackie >_<

    2. Ooh! I love Jodi Picoult, so I hope this one is good! Definitely on my TBR :)

    3. say WHAT?? i had no idea picoult was gonna write a... musical? YA-ish one? haha i just hope it doesn't feel like she tackled YA for the sake of doing so (like people have been nowadays, just changing the ages or whatever).. oh well, I adore her writing style, can't wait for this one! thanks so much for sharing :-)

    4. @ Jackie -- I just started this one in October. I haven't really cross promoted it before today.

      @Katie & Audrey -- I know, I saw the author's name and put it on my list without reading the description. Jodi has done a couple of graphic novels and I think this might be just as good.

    5. I can't wait for this one!

    6. I love Jodi Picoult's books & I've seen clips of her new musical on the local news. I also live in NH - maybe I'll see her one of these days!



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