A Chat with Talee from Talee’s World by Jacquitta A. McManus

TaleesWorld_PhotoHello everyone,

How are you doing today? I’m so happy to be a guest on the Children’s and Teen’s Book Connection. I’ve never been a guest on a blog before. I guess you might be wondering why I’m here today. Well, that’s easy. I just recently started my own blog called, Talee’s World. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you…my name is Talee, pronounced (TAH-Lee). I live on the planet Gala, a gas planet with floating landmasses. Cool, right! It has two moons, too! I call them my wishing moons. I wish on them all the time but I can’t tell you my wishes because then they might not come true. I hope one day all of them will, though.

The reason for my visit is that I want to tell you about my blog on what you call the Internet. I post things about my friends, Cora and Bett, and myself. Sometimes my friends make posts too. We’re going to talk about all sorts of things. A couple of weeks ago I talked about the Pod Planet bugs. Cora was so afraid of them. I don’t know why, because they’re really harmless. One flew right into my hand. It tickled a little. In one of the weeks coming up I’m going to tell the story of an adventure I just went on, and I know you don’t want to miss that. I can’t wait to share it with you.

You can also download coloring pages and other stuff from my blog. Well, you will be able to get ‘other stuff’ once I add the other stuff—but right now you can download a coloring page. You have to hurry though, because I think I’m going to change it soon and you don’t want to miss this one—it’s from my story, Talee and the Fallen Object. That’s the adventure I found…oh, well I can’t tell you what I found because that would ruin the surprise, and I wouldn’t want to do that. What’s an adventure without a little mystery? Don’t worry; the coloring page won’t give it away, promise.

Oh, I almost forgot! I also have polls on my blog. It’s fun to ask questions to see what everyone likes and does. Just like you’re getting to know me, through my polls and your comments I get to know you.

I have to go now, but I look forward to all of you coming by for a visit. Make sure you take time to download a coloring page and other stuff when the other stuff is posted and participate in the polls. It’s fun. And I know you all like having fun just like me.

Well…bye, and have a great day!

Talee

Tumbleweed Christmas by Beverly Stowe McClure

Be ready to say, “Awwwww…” while you’re reading this touching story of one girl’s search for a Christmas miracle.

Jackie’s father is sick and they have no money for a Christmas tree, but she wants to do something special to surprise her parents and sisters. She knows her mother has told her that Christmas is the season of miracles, so what better time to go in search of one? She meets up with her best friend Daniel who is having troubles of his own. Together they go off to find their miracles and hopefully have a nice Christmas.

I’ve read several books by Beverly Stowe McClure in the past, but those have been geared toward tweens and teens. In recent months, she has begun writing books for younger children. Frankie’s Perfect Home was published in June by Guardian Angel Publishing. Tumbleweed Christmas is an early reader, which was released in August by 4RV Publishing. I’ve read several of their titles and never found a bad one in the bunch. Would McClure’s latest book reflect the quality I’ve come to expect from this publisher? You bet it does!

Tumbleweed Christmas is a heartwarming story of one girl’s desire to do something special for her family. Everyone else has pretty Christmas trees in their windows. What can she do to get a Christmas tree for her home? This book provides young readers with a perfect example of thinking of others. While Jackie would like to see a Christmas tree in her home, it’s because she wishes to bring her family joy during a difficult time. What’s equally nice is that though she is dealing with her own dilemma, she still makes time to help Daniel with his problem.

The lovely artwork provided by Bridget McKenna truly brings this story to life. From the freckles on Jackie’s face to the cherry printed apron her mother wears while dishing up cookies and more, the illustrations in this book will delight your child. They are the perfect complement to the story.

I can’t think of a sweeter tale of the season than Tumbleweed Christmas.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher:4RV Publishing LLC
  • ISBN-10:0983274045
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983274049
  • SRP:  $13.99

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Giveaways, Contests & Prizes!

In celebration of Beverly Stowe McClure’s Tumbleweed Christmas, she will be appearing at  Pump Up Your Book’s 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza Facebook Party on December 16.  More than 50 books, gifts and cash awards will be given away including an angel tree ornament from Beverly!  Visit the official party page here!

Leaving comments on Beverly’s tour stops means more prizes! The person who leaves the most comments at Beverly’s tour stops will win a $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com. The second place winner will take home an angel tree ornament. See Beverly’s schedule below to see where she’ll be stopping during the month of December. Deadline for comments is 11:59 PM Eastern on December 16th.

I received a FREE copy of this book directly from the author in exchange for my honest opinions. The author paid me to promote this book with a virtual book tour through Pump Up Your Book, but that fee did not include a review. I have received no monetary compensation of any kind to provide my opinions.

 

This book completes my 1 out 4 books I’ve agreed to read for The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge. This is an added book. To see my original list, please visit this post: https://childrensandteensbookconnection.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/the-christmas-spirit-reading-challenge-2011/