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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Win a Copy of CHAINED by Tweeting a Good Cause! #KidLitForHaiti

Kid Lit for Haiti is so proud and excited to announce that Lynne Kelly will donate a signed and personalized copy of her critically-acclaimed book CHAINED to one winning social media helper.

CHAINED by Lynne Kelly
The story of a boy and an elephant who have a friendship stronger than any lock, shackle, or chain.

Win a copy of CHAINED by Tweeting a Good Cause (take these two steps):
and you’re name will be entered for a chance to win this book:
(1)   Tweet or post on Facebook about Kid Lit for Haiti (and please use the hashtag #KidLitForHaiti)
(2)   Comment on the main link (click here) and tell me under what name and to what social media you shared about this event.
An IDEA for Tweeting includes (and yes, you can simply copy and paste):

 CRITIQUES from Authors/Editors/Agents/Art Directors/Illustrators available on #KidLitForHaiti online auction! at http://bit.ly/10Zv9YZ           

p.s. Lynne will ship this book to winner with a U.S. mailing address. 

More about CHAINED:
“Ten-year-old Hastin’s sister has fallen ill, and his family must borrow money to pay for her care in the hospital. To work off the debt, Hastin leaves his village in northern India to work in a faraway jungle as an elephant keeper. He thinks it will be an adventure, but he isn’t prepared for the cruel circus owner. The crowds that come to the circus see a lively animal who plays soccer and balances on milk bottles, but Hastin sees Nandita, a sweet elephant and his best friend, who is chained when she’s not performing and punished until she learns her tricks perfectly. With the help of Ne Min, a wise old man who seems to know all about elephants, Hastin protects Nandita as best as he can. Still he wonders–will they both survive long enough to escape?”
CHAINED just released in India
“Kelly’s fine debut brings the jungles of India to life.” ~ Kirkus

“First novelist Kelly crafts a layered, convincing tale of interspecies friendship between individuals who care for each other within the confines of enslavement.” The Horn Book

“With a well-knit plot, vivid setting, and tightening web of suspense, this novel is both an affecting animal story and a well-paced adventure.” School Library Journal

“…achingly heartbreaking, vivid, and unforgettable.” ~ Library Media Connection

“Kelly’s debut is ultimately a story about hope and the binding ties of human-to-human and human-to animal families and friendships, while touching on issues of animal welfare, child labor, and life in modern India. Ne Min’s secrets—and the question of whether Chanda will survive—will keep middle-grade readers hooked.” Booklist

“…a story that unwraps the heart and asks it to be brave, loyal, and above all, kind.” ~ Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Underneath and Keeper.
Indian edition available from Penguin/PuffinIndia
French edition coming in July 2014 from Bayard
Japanese edition coming in February 2015 from SuzukiPublishing

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