May 18, 2018

Welcome to Day #5 of The Girl with More Than One Heart by @laurageringer #BlogTour with #Giveaway!




About the book: 
There are times we all feel we need more than one heart to get through. When Briana’s father dies, she imagines she has a new heart growing inside her. 

It speaks to her in her Dad’s voice. Some of its commands are mysterious.

Find Her!  it says. Be Your Own!  

How can Briana “be her own” when her grieving mother needs her to take care of her demanding little brother all the time?


When all her grandpa can do is tell stories instead of being the “rock" she needs? When her not-so-normal home life leaves no time to pursue her dream of writing for the school literary magazine? When the first blush of a new romance threatens to be nipped in the bud? Forced by the loss of her favorite parent to see all that was once familiar with new eyes, Briana draws on her own imagination, originality, and tender loving heart to discover a surprising path through the storm.  



Welcome to Day #5 of The Girl with More Than One Heart Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of The Girl with More Than One Heart by Laura Geringer Bass on April 17th, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Laura, as well as 5 chances to win a copy of The Girl with More Than One Heart!


What were your favorite books you read when you were in middle school?
by Laura Geringer Bass

When I was in middle school, I liked books that transported me into worlds far far away from my own home on the Upper West Side. The foreign lands they took me to could be real or make believe; it didn’t matter as long as they  gave me a taste of lives that were very different from my own. I often discovered these books by browsing in my parents’ library and the sense of having found them myself made them all the more intriguing.  

Here are a few I remember: 

The Midnight Folk by John Masefield took me sailing on the high seas, swimming with mermaids, flying on broomsticks and riding on a magical horse. 

The Moomin series by Tove Jansson took me to the marvelous Moominland. 

My Antonia by Willa Cather gave me a glimpse into the harsh rural immigrant life on the Nebraska prairie.

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R.Tolkien took me to Middle Earth. 

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling took me to India

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck introduced me to family life in a Chinese village by the Yangtze River before World War I

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain took me down the Mississippi River. 

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett  took me to the imaginary Wild Island. 

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field took me around the world from a doll’s point of view. 

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle took me to Sherwood Forest with a swashbuckling band of outlaws. 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum took me to the extraordinary land of Oz. (I read the whole series.)

Pinocchio by C. Collodi took me to the Land of Boobies where boys turned into donkeys and into the belly of a “gigantic Dogfish!”  

My World and Welcome To It by James Thurber invited me into “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll took me to Wonderland of course! 

The Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne took me to Hades and to Mt. Olympus and swept me into the world of Greek myths. 

Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books took me east of the sun and west of the moon. 

The St. Nicholas Anthology: The Best of Everything - stories, poems, pictures edited by Henry Steele, took me — everywhere !


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Blog Tour Schedule:

May 14th — BookhoundsYA
May 15th — The Book Rat
May 16th — Page Turners
May 17th — Book Briefs
May 18th — Crossroad Reviews



About the Author: 
Laura Geringer Bass is the author of over 20 highly acclaimed books for children, tweens, and teens.


Her new novel for middle graders about friendship, love, and loss -- The Girl With More Than One Heart -- is the lyrical story of a courageous girl who imagines she needs an extra heart to navigate her grief after the death of her dad.

Laura serves on the National Advisory Board of First Book, a non-profit organization that has delivered over 170 million books to children in need and as a mentor for Girls Write Now and Prison Writes, teaching teens at risk.

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GIVEAWAY

  • One (1) winner will receive a copy of The Girl with More Than One Heart
  • US only




 









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1 comments:

Danielle H. said...

My favorite contemporary is Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.

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