Monday, March 25, 2013

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: When the Butterflies Came (with ARC giveaway!)

First, the winner of my ARC of Plastic Polly is . . .
Yay! Please email your mailing address to barbarawatson94(at)gmail(dot)com.

And now, today's middle grade goodness . . .

Having read 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! 

20 comments:

  1. This is on my tbr list. I'll have to bump it up when it comes out.

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  2. I loved this too. It was my first book by Kimberley and I'm a fan. Let someone else win. I'm interviewing Kimberley and giving away an ARC next week.

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  3. Sounds like a special book! Thanks for giving us a heads-up on its release :-)

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  4. It sounds beautiful! Another one for me AND my daughter to enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. This sounds like such an adorable book!! I've been wanting to read more from Kimberley :)

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  6. I do love a mystery! Please enter my name twice. I am a follower.

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  7. Oooo, a mystery with letters and keys! And I'm intrigued by the butterflies. Cool. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. Yay! WTBC is finally coming out. So excited! Maybe I should do a Kimberley Griffiths Little reading marathon. :)

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  9. This is a great recommendation. Thanks, Barbara.

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  10. My daughter loves mysteries! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  11. What a beautiful cover! And the story sounds warm, too.

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  12. This sounds wonderful. But then, anything to do with grammys and butterflies catches my attention!

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  13. Ohhh. This sounds like a fun book. (blog follower)

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  14. This sounds like a great book. I haven't read any of Kimberely's books, yet, but I hope to soon. Thanks for giving away your ARC!

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  15. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for offering the giveaway, Barbara!

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  16. Kimberly is one of my favorite authors so I am really looking forward to getting this one. I will be getting my own copy and am in Canada...so good luck to everyone entering the giveaway!

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  17. A mystery tied to butterflies? Yummy - bonus it has some good settings, too. I've been meaning to read something by this author for a while and this one sounds REALLY up my ally. I'm already a follower!

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  18. A mystery? Fun! Glad to see you enjoyed another book by an author you love. :)

    BTW, you don't need to enter me in this giveaway, since...um...I have a huge butterfly phobia. (I wish I was kidding, but I'm not. A childhood nightmare has warped my view of them forever...)

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  19. What a wonderful giveaway. I have been wanting to read this one. I enjoyed your review and appreciate the chance to win. :)

    I am an old follower.
    ~Jess

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  20. I love the cover. Sounds like an intriguing premise of a mystery!

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