Speaking of Kirkus...

...while setting up for this weekend's BIG BOOK SALE, I came across a copy of Jean Fritz's Will You Sign Here, John Hancock, flipped through, and LO AND BEHOLD, found the INFAMOUS GRAVESTONE drawn by Trina Schart Hyman:

If you can't make it out, it says: "Virginia Kirk Us A nasty soul is its own reward 1765-1776"

If you can't make it out, it says:

"Virginia Kirk
Us
A nasty soul
is its own
reward
1765-1776"

OBVIOUSLY it's going home with me.