The winner of my ARC of The Secret Tree is:
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and I'll get this special book to you.
Now, today's Marvelous Middle Grade Monday selection . . .
The premise: Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge isn't sure about spending his entire summer at camp, but his best friend Tommy will be there too, so things look okay. And because Nate has his sketch pad with him and can transform himself into Nate Rocks through his doodles, things will be more than okay. He thinks . . .
What keeps readers reading: The fun! Nate's voice is something readers (especially boys, even reluctant reader boys!) will love. When combined with Nate's imaginary adventures as Nate Rocks, the adventure in this book, well, ROCKS!
What I loved: When Nate transforms to his sketchpad, save-the-day self! Every time he transforms to this "other self," it takes readers a moment to figure it out because Karen Pokras Toz has so cleverly developed these parts of the story. It adds a super-hero Nate character and creates a story within a story.
To enter the giveaway for my signed copy, comment on this post by Sunday, July 29, 2012, by 8pm CDT. As usual, blog followers will get their names in the drawing twice! Winner will be announced Monday, July 30th.
For more middle grade recommendations, hop over to Shannon Messenger's links!
Happy middle grade reading!