Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!
The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case
Written by Shane Peacock
Hardcover | 264 Pages
“And so the end comes to the beginning of the story of the world’s most beloved detective in Shane Peacock’s Becoming Holmes, the last of his boyhood Holmes mysteries. I have thoroughly enjoyed the world of Victorian England from this first person, close up and tangible version of Holmes. The series has courageously woven together famous people, popular myths and the street-level views of London. The mysteries, themselves, contain the illusive clues so reminiscent of Doyle’s work. In this last installment and, dare I say, his final bow, Peacock sets the scene for the man Sherlock Holmes. The story is ripe with premonitions…. Readers who have been captivated by “The Boy Sherlock Holmes” series will find this a satisfactory and hang-on-to-your-seat read. It was sad to know this is the final installment.” – Highly Recommended, CM Magazine
Written by Jane Higgins
Hardcover | 352 Pages
“…the gritty, painfully tense passages describing the ways in which war affects children – teens in particular – are compelling and deftly written.” – The Horn Book
“This grim first novel, set on a not-so-distant future Earth … packs a significant emotional wallop…. Higgins works hard to expose the religious and racial bigotry lurking behind so many military conflicts, and she is adept at showing that, frequently, neither side is without blame.” – Publishers Weekly
Elisha Otis’s Trip to the Top
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins
Hardcover | 32 Pages
“… In his realistic, fine-lined illustrations, Parkins both enhances the sense of period and supplies the only hints of how Otis’ invention actually worked. He captures the narrative’s broad, high-energy tone in images of the inventor with eyes bulging, mouth wide open and arms flung out wildly during various Eureka! moments….” – Kirkus Reviews
The Hunting of the Snark
An Agony in Eight Fits
Written by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko
Hardcover | 48 Pages
One of the most well-known creations by world-famous master of nonsense, Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark is a poem whose meaning has proved as elusive as the mysterious titular monster itself. Even Carroll confessed to not knowing who the Snark is or what the poem is about. But one thing about this much-scrutinized work of literature is perfectly clear: this is a tale of high adventure and great wit sure to delight readers of all ages.
Miss Mousie’s Blind Date
Written by Tim Beiser
Illustrated by Rachel Berman
Hardcover | 24 Pages
“Spring fever strikes even the rodents. And who knows where the heart leads? … Beiser’s sprightly text has warmth, heart, and a valuable lesson. Berman’s pictures, in watercolor and gouache on rag, suggest Beatrix Potter, ably matching the crisp elegance of the story. Wonderful.” – Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews
Rescuing the Children
The Story of the Kindertransport
Written by Deborah Hodge
Hardcover | 64 Pages
“Fitting neatly into primary-classroom units about World War II and the Holocaust, … Hodge’s account … sketches in Germany’s history from Hitler’s rise to Kristallnacht, noting the reluctance of other national governments to take German refugees, particularly Jewish ones…. Then-and-now portraits of her eight survivors, with a mix of period photos and paintings by Kind artist Hans Jackson, provide plenty of visual witness to those dangerous times and the children caught in them. A quick but systematic overview, well-endowed with both visual and documentary supporting material….” – Kirkus Reviews
Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, tell us which new October release of Tundra’s you would love to read and one lucky reader will receive their requested book! One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, October 15, 2012!
Update: Congratulations to Connie who has won a copy of The Bridge by Jane Higgins.
30 Replies to “Tuesdays with Tundra 23”
I would like The Bridge – i think my daughter would enjoy this
Looks really good.
I love distopa.
I would love to read The Bridge as well! Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to read the bridge! Distopian novels are my favorite. Also, I will pass it along to a charity book drive I am putting on in a month for teenagers. I think this books would be a great edition to that!
As I have come to expect, your list of books for the Pub Day Giveaway is awesome. I would love to win Shane Peacocks’ Becoming Holmes.
I would enjoy reading The Bridge by Jane Higgins and my daughter who is 13 would love to read Becoming Holmes, The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case by Shane Peacock.
I’d like to win The Bridge so i could share it with my nephew who has fallen in love with reading this past year.
I would lean towards Miss Mousie’s Blind Date. This sounds like a heartwarming read for children and the comparison that the images are similar to Beatrix Potter is enough to sway me. I just loved Beatrix Potter when I was little.
I would like to check out Going Up!. Our toddler son loves running elevators wherever we go.
I would enjoy The Bridge.
I would love to win Becoming Holmes.
Oh my, there are so many here I will enjoy reading. But top of my list is Shane Peacock’s Becoming Holmes.
I would love to read Miss Mousie’s Blind Date to my son ! He Loves Bradley McGogg The Very Fine Frog!
i plan on reading “going up” and “rescuing the children”. “going up” i’ll pass on to a local elementary school library. thank you
the hunting of the snark sounds really cool!
I would like to read Rescuing the Children
The Bridge sounds really good.
I WOULD LOVE THE BRIDGE
I think Miss Mousies Blind date sounds like it would be fun to read.
have a lovely day
Going up! Looks So magical…
I would like to read the book “The Bridge”. Thank you for this giveaway!
Congratulations Connie! Please check your inbox for an e-mail from us.
Miss Mousie’s Blind Date sounds delightful. My kids would love it!
Would like to read Rescuing The Children.
The Boy Sherlock Holmes, The Bridge and Miss Mousie’s Blind Date are wonderful reads (I’ve already had the pleasure), but I’m so very excited about The Hunting of the Snark –
An Agony in Eight Fits because it looks like an incredible visual adaptation. Cannot wait to see it!
The Bridge looks awesome! I would really like to read it!
“The Hunting of the Snark is a poem whose meaning has proved as elusive as the mysterious titular monster itself.” Look closer at Henry Holiday’s illustrations, then some issues will be less elusive – whereas new conundrums will emerge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonnetmaker/5420795271/