I’m so excited to be hosting a stop on the official blog tour for The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu today. Thanks to our friends at Walden Pond Press, we have a wonderful educator’s guide to share with you — PLUS enter for your chance to win a copy of the book!
Check out the Educator’s Guide here:The Lost Girl Educators Guide_compressed
When you’re an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else. For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark. Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one; Lark has been inventive, dreamy, and brilliant—and from their first moments in the world together, they’ve never left each other’s side. Everyone around them realized early on what the two sisters already knew: they had better outcomes when they were together.
When fifth grade arrives, however, it’s decided that Iris and Lark should be split into different classrooms, and something breaks in them both. Iris is no longer so confident; Lark retreats into herself as she deals with challenges at school. And at the same time, something strange is happening in the city around them: things both great and small going missing without a trace. As Iris begins to understand that anything can be lost in the blink of an eye, she decides it’s up to her to find a way to keep her sister safe.
Anne Ursu is the author of Breadcrumbs, named one of the best books of 2011 by Publishers Weekly and the Chicago Public Library, and The Real Boy, which was longlisted for the National Book Award. She is also a member of the faculty at Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Anne lives in Minneapolis with her family and an ever-growing number of cats. You can visit her online at www.anneursu.com
Thanks to our friends at Walden Pond Press, we have one copy of The Lost Girl to give away. To enter — tell us in the comments below what makes you different from your sibling(s) and what makes you alike. Or if you’re an only child, tell us about a friendship that feels like a sibling.
The fill out the Rafflecopter form to complete your entry & earn more chances to win.
Contest is open to the U.S. only & ends at midnight (PT) on Sunday, February 10th.
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