One Came Home by Amy Timberlake — Giveaway

| January 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 18, 2013

One Came Home coverEnter to win a copy of Amy Timberlake’s One Came Home.

“[A] little bit True Grit-style mystery and adventure, a little coming-of-age, and completely honest and heartbreaking.”

Giveaway begins January 18, 2013, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 16, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 9-13

Hardcover: 272 pages

Overview

In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.

But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn’t, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of “pigeoners” trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body—wearing Agatha’s blue-green ball gown—everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.

About the Author

Amy Timberlake grew up in Hudson, Wisconsin. She has an M.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she’s also taught writing. She’s worked as a book reviewer, a book event coordinator, and as a children’s bookseller. Her previous books include That Girl Lucy Moon and The Dirty CowboyThe Dirty Cowboy was illustrated by Adam Rex and won SCBWI’s Golden Kite Award. That Girl Lucy Moon was chosen as a Book Sense Pick, a NYPL’s “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing,” a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of 2007, an Amelia Bloomer Book, and the winner of the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. Amy Timberlake lives with her husband in Chicago. Learn more about her life and work at her website: www.AmyTimberlake.com.

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  1. Congratulations to Kelly Nicholson! A copy of One Came Home will be on its way to you very soon.

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