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Want a Great Middle Grade Book? Then you need to read Stone Faces.
School is back in session, and the weather is getting cooler. So, it's time to read a great book, and "Stone Faces" is just the one for you. It's the first book in a new series called Alice and Friends, by the husband and wife team of authors, Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks.
STONE FACES is the story of a
ten-year-old girl named Alice who notices one day that her parents’ faces have
turned to stone. Soon afterward, they tell her they are going to get divorced
and, in reaction, she allows her own face to turn to stone because she doesn’t
want anyone to know how much this hurts her. It is easier to deal with her
friends when her stone face is in place, but she also begins to find herself
alone more and more.
While on her summer vacation at her
aunt’s house on Cape Cod, she sees a stone on the beach in the shape of a
laughing man’s face (called Mr. Happy Man). She soon discovers that this stone
can talk and that it has friends among the other beach stones, who play games
in the sand when people aren’t around.
Together with Mr. Happy Man and his
friends, Alice develops an ingenious scheme to help her parents resolve their
differences. Their plans are thrown awry when a woman finds Mr. Happy Man in
the sand and walks off with him. Alice decides to rescue the stone and sneaks into
the woman’s house where she learns that the woman is actually a witch.
Meet the Authors:
Anne Rothman-Hicks and
Kenneth Hicks have been married for well over forty years and have lived in New
York City for most of that time. Their
first writing collaboration was a student project while Anne was a student at
Bryn Mawr College and Ken attended Haverford. Since then, they have written a
total of twenty books and have plans for a lot more. Many of their books are
set in New York City. Check out all of their books at their Website.
Available as an ebook or in print. Where can you get your copy?
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