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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Giveaway! LAUGH WITH THE MOON and Shana Burg!

There is always something special about when someone in our Austin Kidlit community comes out with a new book. We have a wonderful group here and so many books to speak of. But each book is a blessing and something that should be shared with the world. And today I'm happy to share with you a brand new book that is completely worth checking out!

LAUGH WITH THE MOON by Shana Burg (Delacorte, June 12, 2012)

This is such an amazing and unique book trailer. I couldn't watch it without getting a tear in my eye.

From Amazon:

Thirteen-year-old Clare Silver is stuck. Stuck in denial about her mother’s recent death. Stuck in the African jungle for sixty-four days without phone reception. Stuck with her father, a doctor who seems able to heal everyone but Clare.
Clare feels like a fish out of water at Mzanga Full Primary School, where she must learn a new language. Soon, though, she becomes immersed in her new surroundings and impressed with her fellow students, who are crowded into a tiny space, working on the floor among roosters and centipedes.
When Clare’s new friends take her on an outing to see the country, the trip goes horribly wrong, and Clare must face another heartbreak head-on. Only an orphan named Memory, who knows about love and loss, can teach Clare how to laugh with the moon.
Told from an American girl’s perspective, this story about how death teaches us to live and how love endures through our memories will capture the hearts of readers everywhere.


Now I'm happy to offer up for giveaway an ARC of this fabulous new release!

It's easy to win! Two things to note...

1) This giveaway is open until 12:01 am on June 23, 2012
2) Contest is US only!

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


And while you are at it, check out my other current giveaways!

I am offering up an ARC of SURRENDER and POSSESSION to one lucky winner!

An ARC of FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS by Diana Peterfreund (Balzer & Bray, June 12, 2012)
An ARC of THE PECULIARS by Maureen Doyle McQuerry (Amulet, May 1, 2012)
An ARC of THE BOOK OF BLOOD AND SHADOW by Robin Wasserman (Knopf, April 10, 2012)
An ARC (and ALA promo bag) of I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga (Little, Brown, April 3, 2012)


Good luck!


OJWay said...

I'm so excited to be included on your blog. Thanks for having me :)


Angela Brown said...

Okay, yeah, the book trailer brought a tear to my eye as well. Wishing Shana the best with this novel. Sounds like a powerful and heart-touching read.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks for being here, Shana!

I love the book trailer so much, Angela! It really comes from the heart.