Enter for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey!
Ten (10) winners receive:
A hardcover copy of Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey
The giveaway begins April 26, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends May 26, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by Erin Entrada Kelly
Ages 7-12 | 160 Pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books | ISBN-13: 978-0062970428
Publisher’s Synopsis: Introducing eight-year-old Marisol Rainey—an irresistible new character from Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling Erin Entrada Kelly!
Marisol Rainey’s mother was born in the Philippines. Marisol’s father works and lives part-time on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. And Marisol, who has a big imagination and likes to name inanimate objects, has a tree in her backyard she calls Peppina . . . but she’s way too scared to climb it. This all makes Marisol the only girl in her small Louisiana town with a mother who was born elsewhere and a father who lives elsewhere (most of the time)—the only girl who’s fearful of adventure and fun.
Will Marisol be able to salvage her summer and have fun with Jada, her best friend? Maybe. Will Marisol figure out how to get annoying Evie Smythe to leave her alone? Maybe. Will Marisol ever get to spend enough real time with her father? Maybe. Will Marisol find the courage to climb Peppina? Maybe.
Told in short chapters with illustrations by the author on nearly every page, Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey is a must-have for early elementary grade readers. Erin Entrada Kelly celebrates the small but mighty Marisol, the joys of friendship, and the triumph of overcoming your fears in this stunning new novel for readers of Kevin Henkes, Meg Medina, Andrew Clements, Sara Pennypacker, and Kate DiCamillo.
New York Times–bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly was awarded the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe and a Newbery Honor for We Dream of Space. She grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and now lives in Delaware. She is a professor of children’s literature in the graduate fiction and publishing programs at Rosemont College, where she earned her MFA, and is on the faculty at Hamline University. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize. Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut novel, Blackbird Fly, was a Kirkus Best Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, an ALSC Notable Book, and an Asian/Pacific American Literature Honor Book. She is also the author of The Land of Forgotten Girls, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature; You Go First, a Spring 2018 Indie Next Pick; Lalani of the Distant Sea, an Indie Next Pick; and Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey, which she also illustrated. The author’s mother was the first in her family to immigrate to the United States from the Philippines, and she now lives in Cebu.
Maybe Marisol Rainey is a bit timid. Maybe she is not as sporty as her big brother. Maybe she is very nervous about climbing the tree in her backyard, unlike her best friend who clambers up without a second thought. Maybe she has an annoying classmate who "has a way of niggling into Marisol's head and not letting go." But that is not all there is to Marisol.
Marisol is a girl with plenty of imagination. She named the family's refrigerator after famous silent movie star Buster Keaton. (She also enjoys watching Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford.) Marisol is great at the Claw game. She has a cat named Beans and a collection of stuffed cats who are all named after her favorite foods.
Best of all, Marisol has a loving family and a great best friend. And she knows that she is lucky to have them. Even though her friend Jada isn't afraid to climb trees, she doesn't give Marisol a hard time about her fear of climbing Peppina. "That's the thing about best friends. They don't care about all the things you can't do."
Readers will enjoy Marisol's personality as she struggles with "being the only kid in the entire world who is too afraid to climb a tree." They will also be rooting for her to conquer her fears and venture into Peppina's branches.
This is a wonderful giveaway. I just love Erin Estrada Kelly’s books!ReplyDelete