Title: A Sandy Grave
Author: Donna M. McDine
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Genre: Tween chapterbook
Format: Paperback, hardcover & eBook
The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had–especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?
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In my own life, it is becoming ever apparent that I have been getting too caught up in all the technology at our fingertips. I am making it a point to disengage from technology at a certain point each day and not to turn the technology on until I’m ready to begin my day.
A book like this empowers children to make a difference while educating them about their world in a fun way.
…McDine shows that children can respect authority without fearing it and parents and those in roles of responsibility can respect the contribution that children can make to society.
I love this book. It’s well written, timely, edgy enough to keep a tween on the edge of his/her seat, (me too!) and fun to read.
I highly recommend this book for classroom reading.
What a remarkable book for your kids (and you, too).
Encourage your children to be the best they can be with their own expectations and not those of others and watch them soar!
Even though a fiction story is made up from the imagination, research is necessary to stay true to the subject matter.
A Sandy Grave has a message of standing up for what is right, the correct way.
With a suggested reader age of 8-12 A Sandy Grave is an excellent book to introduce the tweens in your life to the concept of poaching.
It tackles one of the bigger issues that still plagues us today but with tact and tenderness…
…it will show the children who the real heroes are and that they are the good guys and they should get their respect.
I can easily see this book leading to further reading and discussion, with the new words and concepts presented — a plus while trying to keep readers engaged over the summer months.
A nice summer read for students about girls who do the right thing…
A fast moving chapter story that captures the imagination with a bit of mystery and suspense…
Donna McDine is giving you a chance to win a $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card.
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- By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
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- This giveaway begins March 3 and ends on April 25, 2014.
- Winner will be contacted via email.
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Donna McDine is an award-winning children’s author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books ~ The Golden Pathway.
Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna’s 2013 releases of Powder Monkey and Hockey Agony and the 2014 release of A Sandy Grave will be joined by an additional book to be published by Guardian Angel Publishing, Dee and Deb, Off They Go. She writes, moms and is a personal assistant from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Children’s Literature Network, and Family Reading Partnership.