2013 ALA Midwinter

Tundra Books will be exhibiting at ALA Midwinter this year! Please visit Alison and Tara at booth #2638 to learn about our new and upcoming books. And, we will have author signings at our booth! With each author signing, we will be handing out complimentary copies of the title at a first come, first serve basis. So don’t forget! There’s a limited number of signed books to give away!

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Susin Nielsen will be signing The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen at 1:00 pm.
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K LarsenThe Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen
Hardcover | Ages 11-14 | 256 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-372-8
“…With fully developed adult and child characters and a solid sense of middle school humor, the author has crafted an insightful and nuanced novel about bullying and suicide, and familial love and resilience.” – Starred Review, School Library Journal

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Patricia Morrison will be signing Shadow Girl at 3:00 pm.
Shadow GirlShadow Girl
Written by Patricia Morrison
Trade Paperback | Ages 9+ | 224 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-290-5
The story of a resilient young girl who struggles as the daughter of an alcoholic father and an absentee mother. Left alone to fend for herself for days at a time, she is observed by a kind and compassionate saleswoman at the mall she retreats to every day after school to avoid going “home.” The saleswoman gains her trust and takes action into her own hands by reporting the girl’s situation to social services. She is placed in foster care, where she dreams of being reunited with her dad, despite the deprivations in her life with him. The relationship between the girl and her foster mother is painful, and the girl’s spirit disintegrates. Eventually, the saleswoman “adopts” the girl into her caring family, whose love and support enable her, finally, to believe in herself.

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Deborah Hodge will be signing Rescuing the Children at 10:00 am.
Rescuing the ChildrenRescuing the Children
The Story of the Kindertransport
Written by Deborah Hodge
Hardcover | Ages 10+ | 64 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-256-1
“Filled with gripping personal biographies, this history of the famous 1939 rescue of 10,000 Jewish children during the Holocaust weaves together a general overview with the detailed memories of eight survivors…. Neither melodramatic nor sentimental, the simple, accessible prose reveals the historical realities … along with the heartbreak of saying good-bye and the fact that most of the rescued would never see their parents again. The spacious design features small historical photos and individual portraits on every double-page spread, as well as color paintings by artist-survivor Hans Jackson, who shows scenes of book burning, the horror of Kristallnacht, and much more…. Even with all the books out there about the Kindertransport, readers will grab this exemplary title for historical research and for personal reading.” – Starred Review, Booklist

We can’t wait to see you at the Grand Opening Reception on the exhibit floor! Hellooo Seattle!

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