ALL THREE STOOGES is the winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Children’s Literature! AND a Sydney Taylor Award Silver Medalist!

It’s true! Check it out HERE. And HERE.

Did you hear about Stooges from NPR or Slate?

If you did, great! If you missed it, I wrote a piece about middle grade novels related to suicide and severe depression. You can read it here (the Slate article) or listen to it here (the NPR piece).

Here's what reviewers are saying about All Three Stooges:

"This novel is excellent on multiple fronts. The plot paints a realistic picture of grief and its effect on young people who may have never experienced loss. The author also addresses, in a humorous way, important issues about mental health. VERDICT: A satisfying story that will appeal to all middle grade readers." - School Library Journal

"An authentically awkward exploration of grief particularly well-suited for preteen boys. There's just enough humor to help lighten the mood when things get dark. (In addition), it is beyond refreshing to see a story that is so thoroughly Jewish without a hint of persecution." - Kirkus Reviews

"Perl has created a moving coming-of-age journey steeped in Jewish traditions and comedic history, elegantly balancing humor with an honest look at the impact of suicide.... Noah’s genuine voice and tricky situation will have readers pulling for him." - Publishers Weekly

"Emotionally complex.... (W)atching Noah repeatedly sliding on a banana peel - even, once, literally - gives readers plenty of occasions to wince, to chortle, and ultimately, to applaud." - ALA Booklist