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ISBN 159643063X / 9781596430631 / 1-59643-063-X
Publisher Roaring Brook Press
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Amazon.com's Significant Seven
Mordicai Gerstein graciously agreed to answer the questions we like to ask every author: the Amazon.com Significant Seven.
Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?
A: Alice in Wonderland. I read it as a child, and then read it to each of my three children, and it always knocked me out.
Q: You are stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD--what are they?
A: The book: The most complete anthology of poetry in English from earliest to now. The music: Bach's Well Tempered Clavier, books one and two. The movie: Beat the Devil.
Q: What is the worst lie you've ever told?
A: I never tell lies.
Q: Describe the perfect writing environment.
A: Early summer morning in the Adirondacks in an attic room looking out over a meadow at the high peaks.
Q: If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?
A: "The world is an endlessly beautiful place, and the food is spectacular. Please don't screw it up."
Q: Who is the one person living or dead that you would like to have dinner with?
A: My mother, who died in 1970.
Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?