Search
  • Alex Lopez

Orphan Eleven

Updated: 7 days ago


Today I'm also hosting a spotlight of ORPHAN ELEVEN by Gennifer Choldenko hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.


This was such a well thought out, endearing story about family, compassion, and loyalty that is perfect for middle grade readers. Gennifer Choldenko held such a personal voice that is sure to resonate with young readers to learn about found family and how, in even the direst circumstances, you can find a home with those you cherish.





About the Book



Title: ORPHAN ELEVEN

Author: Gennifer Choldenko

Pub. Date: May 26, 2020

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 320

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, AudibleB&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Four orphans have escaped from the Home for Friendless Children. One is Lucy, who used to talk and sing. No one knows why she doesn't speak anymore; silence is her protection.

The orphans find work and new friends at a traveling circus. Lucy loves caring for the elephants, but she must be able to speak to them, and to warn others of danger. If Lucy doesn't find her voice, she'll be left behind when the circus goes on the rails. Meanwhile, people are searching for Lucy, and her puzzling past is about to catch up with her.


About Gennifer





With more than 2 and a half million books sold, Choldenko’s best known Tales from Alcatraz series, has been called “A cornerstone series in contemporary children’s literature.” Al Capone Does My Shirts—the first book in the series—was a Newbery Honor Book and the recipient of twenty other awards. All four books in the series were Junior Library Guild selections and garnered many starred reviews. Gennifer’s newest novel: Orphan Eleven will be out May 26. Publisher’s Weekly has said this about Orphan Eleven: “This uplifting tale of hope, survival and belonging has all the ingredients to become a beloved middle grade book.” Gennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her loyal husband and naughty dog. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads



Giveaway Details


3 winners will receive a finished copy of ORPHAN ELEVEN, US Only.





Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/13/2020

Twirling Book Princess

Excerpt

7/13/2020

Forever Lost in Literature

Excerpt

7/14/2020

For the Love of KidLit

Excerpt

7/14/2020

Trapped Inside Stories

Excerpt

7/15/2020

Little Red Reads

Review

7/15/2020

Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt

7/16/2020

JaimeRockstarBookTours

Instagram Stop

7/16/2020

Jaime's World

Excerpt

7/17/2020

TheReadingCornerforAll

Review

7/17/2020

Two Chicks on Books

Interview

Week Two:

7/20/2020

Lifestyle of Me

Review

7/20/2020

popthebutterfly

Review

7/21/2020

Do You Dog-ear?

Review

7/21/2020

Krisha's cosy corner

Review

7/22/2020

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

7/22/2020

BookHounds YA

Interview

7/23/2020

Two Points of Interest

Review

7/23/2020

Log Cabin Library

Excerpt

7/24/2020

Books and Zebras @jypsylynn

Review

7/24/2020

Hurn Publications

Excerpt

©2019 by The Reading Corner for All. ​