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4.07.2014

A Sandy Beach ~ Review with Giveaway

A Sandy Grave
By Donna M. McDine
Illustrations by Julie Hammond

Leah, Nicole, and Hayley are excited to spend their summer vacation at the beach.  After all there is just something special about saltwater scented air and warm sand beneath your feet.

But when a whale is found dead their vacation turns into a lesson about poachers.  Someone has stolen teeth from the beached whale and they are planning to profit from it.

When Leah spots some suspicious looking men she thinks she knows who the poachers are. But how are three tween girls going to stop the men they suspect of poaching whale teeth?

With a suggested reader age of 8-12  A Sandy Grave is an excellent book to introduce the tweens in your life to the concept of poaching.

I was provided a copy of this book by the author in conjunction with this PUYB book tour.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for my interview with author Donna McDine.

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About the Book:
The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?

About the Author:
Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books ~ The Golden Pathway. Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna’s 2013 releases of Powder Monkey and Hockey Agony and the 2014 release of A Sandy Grave will be joined by an additional book to be published by Guardian Angel Publishing, Dee and Deb, Off They Go. She writes, moms and is a personal assistant from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Children’s Literature Network, and Family Reading Partnership.

Visit Donna online at www.donnamcdine.com or at her blog www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com

EXCERPT: The lifeguards had their arms extended and attempted to move the crowd back. The tallest lifeguard said, “People, please stay back. The authorities will arrive to examine the whale to determine the cause of death within the hour. The whale must have died at sea and washed ashore.”

PURCHASE AT: GUARDIAN ANGEL PUBLISHING AMAZON BARNES AND NOBLE Title: A Sandy Grave Author: Donna M. McDine Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing Pages: 24 Language: English Genre: Tween Chapterbook Format: Paperback, Hardcover and eBook