Thanks so much to all of you who stopped by this past week and a special thanks to all of you who left a comment for Kathy about her post. The lucky winner of her newest title is announced at the end, but first please take a look at all of Kathy’s wonderful titles:
Not On Fifth Street by Kathy Cannon Wiechman. Calkins Creek Press.
It’s 1937, and a storm is brewing over the town of Ironton, Ohio. Teens Pete and Gus Brinkmeyer struggle with growing differences in their relationship. When rain begins to fall, the Ohio River rises, and so does the tension between the brothers. No one anticipates the rain will last nearly two weeks and the river will reach record levels. With a flooded river between them, both boys need to dig deep within themselves to ensure survival for themselves and those they care about. They must also face trying to restore their relationship.
Wiechman deftly tells the story of the two protagonists' struggle to survive...Short chapters filled with suspense will keep readerswondering what will happen next. An excellent choice for fans of historical fiction. ~School Library Journal
EMPTY PLACES by Kathy Cannon Wiechman. (Calkins Creek)
"This is another fine work of historical fiction by the author of Like a River: A Civil War Novel (Calkins Creek, 2015). Set in Kentucky during the Great Depression, this book is written from the viewpoint of 13-year-old Adabel….Dramatic moments, such as when Adabel’s younger sister Blissie reaches into a fire to retrieve a treasured doll, will have readers on the edge of their seats. Written in dialect appropriate to the time period and geographical region, the story is told through short chapters with believable dialogue and unforgettable characters…. Wiechman offers a moving look at life during the Depression, family relationships, and coal mining."
Like a River by Kathy Cannon Wiechman. (Calkins Creek)
“Wiechman's abundant research is unobtrusively folded into the tale. An excellent author's note provides further information about the times. Though the horrors of Andersonville and various Civil War-era events such as the Battle of Atlanta, Lincoln's assassination and the explosion of the steamboat Sultana provide wartime context, it's the secrets woven into the well-paced tale that will pull readers eagerly to the tearful conclusion. A superb Civil War tale of friendship, loyalty and what it means to be a man.”
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The lucky winner of Not on Fifth Street is: Donna Volkenannt (Donna, please send an email with your mailing address to: claragillowclark(at)gmail(dot)com.)
Thank you again, Kathy, for sharing with us. I’m sure you’ve got something new in the works. Keep us posted.
Dear Readers, Stay tuned for a great fall line up of fabulous new picture books beginning in October with Miranda Paul, K.L. Going, and Kara Lareau.
See you in October. . .