Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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Join us for interviews, guest posts, reviews, and giveaways!
Wed 2/19 – The Book Monsters – review
Thu 2/20 – I Am a Reader – interview
Fri 2/21 – Unleashing Readers – guest post
Mon 2/24 – Bookalicious – review
Tue 2/25 – Kid Lit Frenzy – guest post
Wed 2/26 – Sharpreads – review
Thu 2/27 – The Mod Podge Bookshelf – guest post
Fri 2/28 – The Windy Pages – review, interview
Mon 3/3 – Teenage Reader – review
Tue 3/4 – Read Now Sleep Later – review
Wed 3/5 – The Brain Lair – review
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About the book:
Luke Riley is lost.
His mother’s recent death has set Luke and his family adrift. Even though his father, twin brothers, and their three Bloodhounds are search and rescue volunteers, they have been unable to rescue themselves and become a family again. The summer after sixth grade looms in Luke’s mind as a long, lonely three months where the only thing he can look forward to is watching The Weather Channel. Luke is fascinated with the weather, but since his mother’s death in a storm, he is also terrified. Even the promised 13th birthday present of a Bloodhound puppy fails to lift Luke’s spirits. He would rather have a different breed–a petite Papillon–but his father insists he get a Bloodhound.
When Luke decides to get the Bloodhound from Willajean, a dog breeder who owns Storm Watcher Kennel, he works out a deal to help at her kennel in exchange for the expensive dog. Thrilled to have a summer with a purpose, Luke befriends Willajean’s daughter, Megan, and together they plan how Luke can get a Papillon puppy instead of a Bloodhound. But nothing seems to work as they struggle with stubborn fathers, summer storms, unhelpful siblings, and hidden guilt. Can one little white dog really save both families?
About the author:
Maria V. Snyder writes adult and young adult fantasy novels and short stories. Formerly an environmental meteorologist, she earned a Masters degree in writing from Seton Hill University; she is currently a teacher and mentor for the MFA program. Storm Watcher is her first middle grade novel. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.