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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Signed Copy of SAVVY and SCUMBLE by Ingrid Law #KidLitForHaiti


KID LIT FOR HAITI:  Ingrid Law is donating signed books—a copy of SAVVY and a copy of SCUMBLE to one lucky winner

Not only do I love every word Ingrid writes (and you will, too), I also adore Ingrid the person. She is probably one of the most authentic people I know.

“2009 Newbery Honor winner, INGRID LAW, is the New York Times Bestselling author of Savvy, and its new companion novel, Scumble. Ingrid is a fan of words and stories, small towns and big ideas. Born in New York, Ingrid's family moved to Colorado when she was six years old. Ingrid still lives in Colorado, where she is working on her next book.”

Mibs can’t wait for her 13th birthday, when her special gift, or “savvy,” will awaken. Everyone in her family—except beloved Papa, who married in—has one, from Grandpa Bomba’s ability to move mountains (literally) to Great Aunt Jules’s time-traveling sneezes. What will hers be? Not what she wants, it turns out, but definitely what she needs when the news that a highway accident has sent her father to the ICU impels her to head for the hospital aboard a Bible salesman’s old bus. Sending her young cast on a zigzag odyssey through the “Kansaska-Nebransas” heartland, Law displays both a fertile imagination (Mibs’s savvy is telepathy, but it comes with a truly oddball caveat) and a dab hand for likable, colorful characters. There are no serious villains here, only challenges to be met, friendships to be made and some growing up to do on the road to a two-hanky climax. A film is already in development, and if it lives up to this marvel-laden debut, it’ll be well worth seeing.(Fantasy. 10-13)

Booklist Starred Review:  
This companion to Newbery Honor Book Savvy (2008) provides the same high level of satisfying plot, delightful characters, alliterative language, and rich imagery. In this story, Ledger Kale’s thirteenth birthday arrives with the traditional family inheritance of a particular “savvy”—a power unique to each individual, who must then learn how to manage his or her new talent. At first it seems that Ledge’s savvy is one for destruction: “I could blow stuff apart without a touch, dismantling small things in bursts of parts and pieces: a light switch here, a doorknob there, garage door opener, can opener, Dad’s stop watch, his electric nose-hair trimmer too.” But during a summer visit to the Flying Cattleheart, Uncle Autry’s Wyoming ranch, Ledge learns to tame, train, and deploy his power to good ends as he struggles against 13- year-old Sarah Jane Cabot, an aspiring reporter looking to expose the family’s secrets, whose businessman father is trying to foreclose on the ranch. Other characters include Ledge’s safety-slogan-spouting seven year- old sister Fedora, levitating twin cousins, and Grandpa Bomba, who is comforted in his last days by sweet music, preserved in old peanut-butter jars, from his long-dead wife. While adult readers will see this all as a beautiful conceptualization of the drama and metamorphosis of adolescence, younger readers will delight in the tall-tale tropes and Ledge’s authentic physical, emotional, and artistic challenges.
                                                        —    Francisca Goldsmith

This auction: is for a signed copy of two books by Newbery Honor Winner Ingrid Law: SAVVY and SCUMBLE mailed to a U.S. Postal Address.

How do I bid?
Place your bid in the comment section by increasing the previous bid. Please include information about how I may contact you if you are the winning bidder; I can be reached for questions in the comment section here or at  ktomsic@gmail.com

When does this auction close?
**This Auction will close on December 13** this auction is now closed! thank you!

What are other items on the Kid Lit for Hait (#KidLitForHaiti) Auction?

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What happens if I win?
I will contact the winning bidder (remember to provide your contact information!). You will make your donation at this Donation Linkand then you will email a copy of your receipt and your full U.S. mailing address to me at ktomsic@gmail.com . Tell me who you'd like Ingrid to sign the books to and we'll get them shipped off!

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Unknown said...

I would like to bid $20.

Unknown said...

I bid $25. Thanks! @JasonsWriting on Twitter. :-)

Jen Reeder said...

$30. I loved Savvy and have given it to many kids and adults! Can't wait to read Scumble!

Lane said...

$35. Yes, please! lanemathisarnold@gmail.com

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Kim Tomsic said...

Congratulations, Jo!

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