Monday, March 17, 2014

Great Stone Face Book Talk #15 & 16

Members of the GSF Committee have written "booktalks" to spark interest in reading all 20 titles on the list of nominees. Last November, I thought it would be fun to post one of their book talks every week which should have taken us through the winter months--just in time for voting during National Library Week in April!  Somewhere along the way, I must have had "brain freeze" from the cold weather as there are 6 book talks left.  We don't want 6 more weeks of winter so I am posting 2 book talks this week and next!
Here is "GSF Booktalk" #15:

Prairie Evers
by Ellen Airgood
Suddenly, you aren’t in Kansas anymore…. well not in North Carolina at least. Ten year old Prairie Evers finds herself uprooted from the home she has known all her life. Her mom has inherited the family farm. As her parents and Grammy try to re-root in upstate New York, Prairie’s life is about to change forever. Prairie delves into farm life by raising little chicks, and continues her homeschooling with Grammy. Like a tornado, all breaks loose in Prairie’s life. Grammy decides to return to North Carolina, Mom takes a job and Dad is busy with his woodwork. Terrified, Prairie finds herself enrolled in the local school. Never has she been around so many kids and chaos. How will Prairie survive? Will she fit in? What about friends? Join Prairie on her journey of loss, discovery, friendship and sharing.
Booktalk by Catherine Ryan, GSF Committee

And #16:
The Prairie Thief
by Melissa Wiley

Louisa Brody is beside herself when her Pa is accused of stealing from their neighbors, the Smirches.
To make matters worse, she has to stay with them while her father is locked up in jail thirty miles away. Life with the Smirches is awful, but Louisa finds a
friend in Jessamine, the Smirches's orphaned niece. Jessamine is lively and full of stories. Jessamine claims to have seen a wee person – a brownie. Louisa doesn't believe her-until she comes face to face with the little man herself. Though he seems cranky he has a good heart. Can this cranky Brownie help solve the mystery of the stolen goods and help free Louisa’s Pa from jail?
Read The Prairie Thief and find out. 

Booktalk written by Lorreen Keating- GSF Committee/North Hampton Public Library

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