20 August 2012
Marvelous Middle Grade Monday-Mira's Diary Lost in Paris by Marissa Moss/Giveaway
But before that a quick shout out to Jill at OWL. She won last week's pick your middle grade give away. Her pick was The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver. I'll be getting this one too, that's for sure!
Another book I suggest you watch for is Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris by Marissa Moss.
From the publisher:
Mira is shocked when she receives a postcard from her missing mother – from Paris! Her father decides it’s time for a trip to France to search for her. While visiting Notre Dame, Mira touches a gargoyle and is whirled into the past. There she meets the famous painter Degas and catches a brief, shocking glimpse of her mother. Mira begins to suspect that her mom didn’t run out on them but is a prisoner of the past. Can one family on an incredible worldwide adventure stop a plot in time?
Well written and oh boy, well researched. The book drips with historical Paris from Degas's time on. Famous figures walked off the pages. And I was right with the mc as she tried to find her mother and save a man from a horrible injustice. And again-the history, the facts and details did not, for me, slow it down. Once I get my book club up and running this one is going to be on the list. And on a final note-_great_ cover design.
If you'd like to read this one, I mean this very copy, let me know in the comments and I will enter your name in a draw. Giveaway will end next Monday.
Enjoy your day and head over to MMGM Mom, Shannon Messenger for some more fun!