Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Little Crooked Bookshelf

Shouting at the Rain
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

What it's all about...
Delsie lives with her grandmother in a small seaside town on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This summer Delsie is grappling with a friend who seems to have outgrown her and a mother who left her behind.

Why I love it...
Although the reader may not have experienced everything Delsie is experiencing, Lynda Mullaly Hunt has an expert way of creating characters who are true to life. She depicts them with honesty and respect. Lynda weaves in some great strategies for looking at the world through a different lens to practice gratitude.

Why will kids love it?
Kids will enjoy seeing the friendship between Delsie and Ronan, the new boy in town, evolve.  They will also feel empowered when they learn how Delsie overcomes her negative interactions with the "mean girl" Tressa.

Why will grown-ups love it?
Grown-ups will appreciate the love Delsie's grandmother and neighbors have for her. Grown-ups will also appreciate how Delsie's grandmother intuitively knows how to handle Olive, the cranky neighbor who struggles with her own loss.

Where to find/buy...
Indie Booksellers
Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Aside from being one of the nicest and most genuine people on the planet, Lynda Mullaly Hunt is a former teacher who became a writer after taking time to raise her children. She is the author of One for the Murphys and Fish in a Tree.

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