Oh, Montage, I'm so sorry to hear! I haven't heard back yet...getting nervous. I'm glad she gave you some good feedback, though--so often people get little more than a form on requested fulls. I understand that agents don't have time for more. So when they do give you that extra gift, it's a nice thing. There are a few other kidlit-only agencies--have you tried them? (Tracey Adams is closed to unsoliciteds, but she goes to a fair number of conferences. And then there's Pippin Properties--reps Kate DiCamillo--and a brand spankin' new one, Greenhouse Literary, here: http://www.greenhouseliterary.com/.)
Anyway...not trying to hijack the thread, since it's hard to find info on closed agents. But I'm at 2.5 months (1.5 if you discount December, which I think you basically have to), so I've got a while yet before I need to haunt the mailbox. I keep meeting people who know her, and...I'm trying to control the hope monster.
MUST work on another project quickly and get this out of my mind for now!