Friday, January 25, 2013

Weekend Book Give-Away: Beholding Bee

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 They clothe her, though their clothes are strangely out of date.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 of it.

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 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. 


Maddy E. said...

One year for Christmas I got a camera. On the camera my parents had managed to plant a really good picture of "Santa". It appeared as if he had taken the picture himself and was in his sleigh. There was golden trim, and a flashlight in the background. I don't know how they got that picture on there but it was one of the most magical christmases ever!

Katie Shieff said...

A magical moment in my life was when I saw a beautiful glaicer on a Disney cruise. I went on the cruise last August and our first stop was passing by a glaicer. It was so amazing and took my breath away. There was pieces of ice by the huge glacier with seals on them. When we passed by we heard a sound that sounded like thunder and was ice rolling down the glacier.

Dawn said...

Those are both awesome moments! Thank you for sharing :D

Random # Generator picked 2 this Beholding Bee goes to Katie. You will be able to pick it up at Mill Creek Library this weekend.