Are you in the mood for something mysterious and magical? Sounds like Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco (which comes out next month) might be just the thing!
Bee is an orphan who lives with a carnival and sleeps in the back of a
tractor trailer. Every day she endures taunts for the birthmark on her
face--though her beloved Pauline, the only person who has ever cared for
her, tells her it is a precious diamond. When Pauline is sent to work
for another carnival, Bee is lost. Then a scruffy dog shows up, as
unwanted as she, and Bee realizes that she must find a home for them
both. She runs off to a house with gingerbread trim that reminds her of
frosting. There two mysterious women, Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Potter, take
her in. They clothe her, though their clothes are strangely out of date.
They feed her, though there is nothing in their house to eat. They help
her go to school, though they won't enter the building themselves. And,
strangely, only Bee seems able to see them. Whoever these women are,
they matter. They matter to Bee. And they are helping Bee realize that
she, too, matters to the world--if only she will let herself be a part
For a chance to win a preview copy of this book, tell me about a magical moment from your life. The more details the better!
ps... Cordelia Fitzgerald and chaseabster...I have books you won in previous weeks. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim them!
Winner will be selected with Random Number Generator on Thursday January 31, 2013. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and
check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade,
or 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.