October 10, 2018

#BookTour: Lulu the Broadway Mouse by @jenna_gavigan #Giveaway @The_BookishType

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Ratatouille meets Broadway in this charming new middle grade novel about a little mouse with big dreams.

Lulu is a little girl with a very big dream: she wants to be on Broadway. She wants it more than anything in the world. As it happens, she lives in Broadway's Shubert Theatre; so achieving her dream shouldn't be too tricky, right? Wrong. Because the thing about Lulu? She's a little girl mouse.

When a human girl named Jayne joins the cast of the show at the Shubert as an understudy, Lulu becomes Jayne's guide through the world of her theatre and its wonderfully kooky cast and crew. Together, Jayne and Lulu learn that sometimes dreams turn out differently than we imagined; sometimes they come with terms and conditions (aka the company mean girl, Amanda). But sometimes, just when we've given up all hope, bigger and better dreams than we'd ever thought could come true, do.

Sorry guys no video for this one! Awesome Anarece read like a mad woman to get this one done in time. This cold has hit our house like a bomb and has taken us all out.  Well, this was a cute short book about this little mouses dream.  I would really love to see this as a tv show or movie as I think it would get kids to really want to read it even more.  Awesome Anarece says that this was very cute and that she didn't even need a lot of help reading this one almost at all.  So she recommends this one to kids in 2nd grade and up. 

Welcome to Day #3 of the Lulu the Broadway Mouse Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of Lulu the Broadway Mouse by Jenna Gavigan on October 9th, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Jenna, plus 7 chances to win a copy of Lulu the Broadway Mouse!

Two Truths and a Lie
with Jenna Gavigan

Two Truths and a Lie About…

Me, Jenna Gavigan, actress and author of Lulu the Broadway Mouse:

1. I am an only child.
2. I absolutely love to ski. 
3. I drink tea with lemon every morning.

Answer (Highlight to Reveal): Lie: #2. The last time I went skiing I cried so hard I fogged up my goggles, which only made me cry harder. Terrifying. Do not love. Do not like. No thanks.

Lulu the Mouse, lovable protagonist of the middle-grade novel Lulu the Broadway Mouse:

1. Lulu has only seen Broadway shows that played at the Shubert Theatre.
2. Lulu has four brothers.
3. Lulu is an expert at faux eyelash application. 

Answer (Highlight to Reveal): Lie: #1. Lulu has seen The Phantom of the Opera which plays at the Majestic Theatre! 

Lulu the Broadway Mouse, the novel itself:

1. It was originally titled Introducing Broadway Lulu.
2. In early drafts, the character of “Maya” was called “Alexandra.”
3. The manuscript that was purchased was 380 pages. 

Answer (Highlight to Reveal): Lie: #3. The manuscript that was purchased was actually a bit shorter than the published version—which is far less than 380 pages!

Jayne Griffin, Lulu’s pal and Shubert Theatre actress:

1. Jayne lives New Jersey.
2. Jayne is, technically, the shortest member of the cast.
3. Jayne’s favorite milkshake flavor is “black & white.”

Answer (Highlight to Reveal): Lie: #1. Jayne lives in Westchester County, which is in the state of New York.


Blog Tour Schedule:

October 8th – A Dream Within A Dream
October 9th – BookhoundsYA
October 10th – Crossroad Reviews
October 11th – Christy's Cozy Corners
October 12th – Word Spelunking

October 15th – Beach Bound Books
October 16th – Java John Z's

"A standing ovation for Lulu! This delightful debut serves up a sweet and sassy mouse's-eye view of life in the footlights from a real Broadway insider. Encore, please?" 
―Heather Vogel Frederick, author of the Spy Mice, the Mother-Daughter Book Club, and the Pumpkin Falls Mystery series 

"Jenna manages to capture the drama and tension and excitement of the theatre without ever losing the magic and joy of what it feels like to be on Broadway. Lulu's burning desire to be onstage was exactly how I felt when I was younger, and reading this book reawakened that feeling in me!"
―Tony-nominee Jonathan Groff

About the Author: Jenna Gavigan, a fourth generation New Yorker, grew up dreaming of Broadway. At age sixteen she made her Broadway debut in Gypsy, opposite Bernadette Peters. Since then she's appeared in a half-dozen films, on more than a dozen television shows, and on east and west coast stages, most recently Off-Broadway in the world premiere of Straight. Jenna graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Creative Writing, where she focused on fiction, television, and screenwriting. She lives in a teeny tiny Manhattan apartment with her husband, Kevin. This is her first novel. 


  • One (1) winner will receive a copy of Lulu the Broadway Mouse by Jenna Gavigan
  • US/Canada only
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