I'm thrilled to reveal the cover and jacket copy of my debut MG, THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY!
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” meets Because of Winn Dixie in this inspiring story of hope.
August “Auggie” Jones lives with her Grandpa Gus, a trash hauler, in a
poor part of town. So when her wealthy classmate’s father starts the
House Beautification Committee, it’s homes like Auggie’s that are deemed
“in violation.” Auggie is determined to prove that she is not as
run-down as the outside of her house might suggest. Using the kind of
items Gus usually hauls to the scrap heap, a broken toaster becomes a
flower; church windows turn into a rainbow walkway; and an old car gets
new life as spinning whirligigs. What starts out as a home renovation
project becomes much more as Auggie and her grandpa discover a talent
they never knew they had—and redefine a whole town’s perception of
beauty, one recycled sculpture at a time. Auggie’s talent for creating
found art will remind readers that one girl’s trash really is another
Coming from Dial February 6, 2014. To pre-order, click here.
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