May 1, 2014 by Heidi
Today I am thrilled to be hosting a tour stop for M.P. Kozlowsky’s The Dyerville Tales. I’ve had Juniper Berry on my list of ‘really must get to read this’ middle grade novels for years now, so of course when I saw this one forthcoming from him I jumped at the opportunity. The Dyerville Tales is somewhere between reality and fantasy, which is really where all good stories lie. And I’m very happy to be giving you a glimpse of the artwork contained therein (clicky for full-size):
M. P. Kozlowsky is also the author of Juniper Berry. A former schoolteacher, he lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. Visit him online at mpkozlowsky.com
And for more Dyerville fun, check out the rest of the stops on the tour for more artwork, information, and chats with the author!
4/28 – Word Spelunking Book Blog
4/29 – Book Smugglers
4/29 – KidLit Frenzy
4/30 – Mundie Kids
5/1 – Bunbury In the Stacks
5/2 – A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust
5/3 – The Book Rat
5/5 – Mundie Kids
5/6 – Bluestocking Thinking
5/7 – Small Review
5/7 – Paige in Training
5/8 – Novel Novice
5/9 – The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
5/9 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
5/9 – Buried in Books
5/10 – The Book Monsters
5/13 – The Flashlight Reader
5/14 – The Hiding Spot
Neil Gaiman’s Coraline meets Anne Ursu’s Breadcrumbs in M. P. Kozlowsky’s The Dyerville Tales, a powerfully imaginative middle-grade novel that blurs the line between fantasy and reality, from the author of Juniper Berry.
Vince Elgin is an orphan, having lost his mother and father in a fire when he was young. With only a senile grandfather he barely knows to call family, Vince was interned in a group home, dreaming that his father, whose body was never found, might one day return for him. When a letter arrives telling Vince his grandfather has passed away, he is convinced that if his father is still alive, he’ll find him at the funeral. He strikes out for the small town of Dyerville carrying only one thing with him: his grandfather’s journal. The journal tells a fantastical story of witches and giants and magic, one that can’t be true. But as Vince reads on, he finds that his very real adventure may have more in common with his grandfather’s than he ever could have known.
Its unique voice and ability to combine creepiness with great story and character development make The Dyerville Tales a real standout middle-grade novel.
A couple of rules:
- US Only
- The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my e-mail, or another winner will be chosen.