Middle Grade Monday is happy to introduce, BREADCRUMBS, our May Middle Grade book of the month. Join Amanda and her team of middle grade reviewers as we embark upon a journey into the enchanted woods with Hazel and Jack, and stay tuned for our panel discussion, along with an interview from the author and illustrator!
Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. They had been best friends since they were six, spending hot Minneapolis summers and cold Minneapolis winters together, dreaming of Hogwarts and Oz, superheroes and baseball. Now that they were eleven, it was weird for a boy and a girl to be best friends. But they couldn’t help it – Hazel and Jack fit, in that way you only read about in books. And they didn’t fit anywhere else.
And then, one day, it was over. Jack just stopped talking to Hazel. And while her mom tried to tell her that this sometimes happens to boys and girls at this age, Hazel had read enough stories to know that it’s never that simple. And it turns out, she was right. Jack’s heart had been frozen, and he was taken into the woods by a woman dressed in white to live in a palace made of ice. Now, it’s up to Hazel to venture into the woods after him. Hazel finds, however, that these woods are nothing like what she’s read about, and the Jack that Hazel went in to save isn’t the same Jack that will emerge. Or even the same Hazel.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Snow Queen,’ Breadcrumbs a story of the struggle to hold on, and the things we leave behind.
To kick off this party, Walden Press is giving away a copy of BREADCRUMBS to two lucky winners. To enter, simply fill-out the form below and answer the question “Which fairytale is most like your life and why?”The winners with the most creative answers will be selected by me and my team of middle-grade reviewers (composed of children ages 8 – 14).
Fill out the Breadcrumbs entry form for your chance to win!
Winner receives a copy of Breadcrumbs
- One entry per person
- U.S. only
- Use the entry form
All entries are due by midnight (PT) on Friday, May 18th.
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