First, the winner of my ARC of Plastic Polly is . . .
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And now, today's middle grade goodness . . .
Kimberley Griffiths Little's books before (and loving how rich her characters, settings, and plots are), I knew I would adore When the Butterflies Came. And, of course, I did. Some authors are like that--you know everything they write will be what you love. When the Butterflies Came releases officially on April 1st, but lucky me, I have an ARC--and now want to give it away to one of you!
The premise: When Tara Doucet's Grammy Claire dies, her world tilts sideways. But the day after the funeral, the first butterfly arrives. And a few days later, a letter from her grandmother (written before she died)--along with a stack of keys. Grammy Claire has entrusted Tara to solve an important mystery. The butterflies, letters and keys take Tara and her sister Riley on an adventure, including a trip to the Chuuk Islands for the reading of Grammy Claire's will. Tara must find the courage and bravery her grandmother trusted her to have.
What I loved: The mystery! Kimberley Griffiths Little leads readers--letter by letter, key by key, and butterfly by butterfly--on a twisty, turn-y, up and down adventure. An added bonus is Kimberley's use of setting. And since this story takes place in several different locations, readers delve into each new place with fascination.
To enter the giveaway for my (signed!) ARC, simply comment on this post by Sunday, April 7th, 2013, by 8pm CDT and have a US mailing address. Blog followers receive two entries in the drawing. Winner announced on April 8th!
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Happy middle grade reading!