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I am super excited to crack this one open! It was just released on April 17th and the description sounds like it is right up my reading alley!
A Friendly Town that’s Almost Always by the Ocean by Kir Fox and M. Shelley Coats
Series: Secrets of Topsea (Book 1)
208 pages-ages 8-12
Published by Disney-Hyperion on April 17, 2018
Synopsis from Publisher: Welcome to Topsea, the strangest place you’ll ever visit. In this town, the coves are bottomless and the pier has no end in sight. There’s a high tide and a low tide… and a vanishing tide. Dogs are a myth, but mermaids are totally real. And seaweed is the main ingredient in every meal-watch out, it might just start chewing you back!
New kid Davy definitely thinks Topsea is strange. His mom keeps saying they’ll get used to life in their new town-it’s just the way things are on the coast! But after his first day at Topsea School, Davy finds himself wondering: Why is his locker all the way at the bottom of the school swimming pool? Why can’t anyone remember his name? (It’s Davy!) And why does everyone act like all of this is normal?!
Through newspaper articles, stories, surveys, notifications, and more, follow Davy and the rest of Ms. Grimalkin’s fifth grade class through the weird world of Topsea. (Whatever you do, don’t make eye contact with the rubber ducks.)
My Thoughts: While I can’t give you a full review of this title, (I am patiently awaiting my review copy of this book), I can tell you I fell in love with the description of the story. It’s wacky, it’s weird, it’s totally me! This sounds like a great middle-grade read.
Stay tuned for when I get the full review up!
For now, you can read an interview with the authors at 3Decades3Kids – click HERE and at Jean Book Nerd – Click HERE
Mommy Ramblings has a give away for the book going on – click HERE
About the authors: Kir Fox (Kirsten Hubbard) and M. Shelley Coats (Michelle Schusterman) are great friends, longtime critique partners, and ardent consumers of the strange and unusual. Kirsten is the author of the middle-grade novels Watch the Sky and Race the Night (Disney-Hyperion), and the young adult novels Like Mandarin and Wanderlove(Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Books). She lives in Los Angeles. Michelle is the author of the middle grade series I Heart Band and The Kat Sinclair Files (Grosset/Penguin), and the middle-grade novel Olive and the Backstage Ghost and the forthcoming Spell & Spindle (Random House Children’s Books). She’s also the coauthor of the YA novel The Pros of Cons (Scholastic). She lives in New York City.
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