Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Stone Beach


This giveaway is closed.
The lucky winner is Rhapsody in Books.
Thanks to all who entered!

One of today's giveaways is The Stone Beach, a young adult novel by Kim Chatel.

For those of you who are not familiar with Kim Chatel, you have to go visit her at Chatel Village. It is so much fun. The following are just a few of the many "places" (or pages) that you can visit in Chatel Village:
  • The School - Children's art work and letters, printable coloring sheets, contests, and tips for kid writers
  • The Art Gallery - Galleries of Kim's photography and fiber art.
  • The Craft Shop - Etsy shop.
  • The Library - Book reviews written by Kim and her daughter, Genna
  • The Daily News Building - Information about literacy, as well as updates on Kim's work and Chatel Village
  • The Book Shop - Purchase Kim's books, in print or as e-book
I recently had the pleasure of reviewing The Stone Beach by Kim. It is about a young teen named Caroline who is experiencing a lot of changes in her life. Her family has recently moved to a new home in the country, her best friend Brenda now has a boyfriend, and her fifteen year old cat is slowly dying. All of these life experiences make Caroline a character with whom many tweens can easily relate.

Feeling excluded by Brenda, Caroline attempts to begin a new friendship with Aimee. Although they are quite different, their friendship blossoms. Aimee understands and comforts Caroline through the decline of her cat's health.

The Stone Beach has a realistic plot. However, Kim has expertly intertwined these "everyday experiences" with the supernatural. This hint of the supernatural adds to the adventure and suspense of the book. Perfect read for tween girls!

This giveaway is for one copy of The Stone Beach.

To enter the giveaway ~ Visit Chatel Village. Then come back and tell us about your favorite place in the village.

For additional entries:
Giveaway ends Sept. 9.

Thanks for partying with us! Be sure to stop back by tomorrow!

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13 comments:

windycindy said...

What a fun place! I like the Butterfly Garden showcasing her book called King of the Sky. Please add my name to your drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I follow Kim on Twitter!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I sent her a request to be her friend on Facebook.
Again, thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kim McDougall said...

Such a nice treat to find in my in-box today! Thanks for the boost. Don't forget parents that Chatel Village is hosting a photo-poetry contest with great prizes!

Kim Chatel

MJ said...

I love the School House. Lots of good stuff there for teachers and parents!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

Following Kim on twitter - sumrthyme

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

FB fan

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

teachmama said...

I love Chatel Village! I just checked out the site (again!) and love the school. I think it's totally awesome that she has resources for children to get published and for the next generation of writers. So cool!!
Thanks!!
teachmama@verizon.net

Nancy said...

so neat, we like her library
thanks
nsurja(at)hotmail(dot)com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I like the school house.

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Alice H said...

I love the Fiber Art Gallery - thanks for the chance! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

Alice H said...

I follow Kim on twitter - I'm alicedemske - thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

Donna said...

I love the library of course!!!