Monday, May 30, 2016

a new reader for "Bronte's Book Club"

Happy 8th Birthday to Audrey! She has three little sisters, a dog, and now her first chapter book: Bronte's Book Club.
She's a second-generation friend because her mom read my stories when she was a girl. Very cool! I hope Audrey enjoys this one, so close to my heart:

When twelve-year old Bronte moves to a small California beach town, she tries to form a book club in order to make friends. It has a rocky start with jealousy, quarrels, and gossip. But as the girls discuss the historical novel Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell, they see parallels in their lives and that of the main character, Karana, the Chumash Indian who had lived alone on San Nicholas Island during the mid-1800s. As they reflect on, and quote from the story they begin to discover true friendship. And of course, a good dog is involved!