Friday, December 4, 2015

#MMBBR Blog Tour Host: The Coal Thief by Alane Adams @AlaneAdamsBooks @BookSparks

Brrr! Georgie wakes up to a freezing morning in 1920s Pennsylvania and gets the bad news that there is no coal to heat the farmhouse—and he knows there is no money to buy more, either. Just after he finds this out, along comes his friend Harley, who drags him off on an adventure to find some mysterious “black gold.” Before Georgie can catch his breath, he’s in a pile of trouble—all the way up to his ears! Take a trip back in time and join Georgie in this heartwarming tale of mischief made and lessons learned in America’s storied past.

This is an incredible, heart warming story about learning hard lessons and making tough decisions.  There are so many wonderful talking points throughout this book that make is great for parents to read to young children.  So much can be learned and felt with the heart when you read THE COAL THIEF.  I loved taking to my boys about the things that can happen when we blindly follow people and how talking it out with parents can turn a bad set of circumstances into wonderful learning and giving opportunity!  Plus, we talked about the power of giving to others in need.  Such a wonderful story for this time of year!  A must for a child's home library!  I just adored this book and rate it 5 stars!!! 

Released: November 17, 2015
Publisher: SparkPress
Genre: Childrens, Historical
Hardback: 32 pages
Rating: 5
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About the author:
Alane Adams grew up in an old Quaker town called Whittier in Southern California. Adams attended Whittier High School and was active in every possible sport including basketball (proudly claiming the nickname Breakaway Adams!) and swimming and diving. For college, Alane attended the University of Southern California where she wanted to be an English major, but family convinced her to become an accountant to help run a family business. After spending the next few decades helping to build one of the largest recycling companies on the West Coast, Alane left the family business behind to pursue her writing career. Before launching into writing full-time, Alane began teaching full-time at a local university. Finally, the Legends of Orkney series was born when her then 12-year-old son challenged Alane to write a book he could read. She hasn't stopped writing since that day.

Alane's favorite books include any story involving folklore, fantasy and fairytales. When Alane is not writing or teaching, she is hanging out with her three boys, each who have grown up having adventures to rival those of her characters. 

* Book tour sponsored by BookSparks @booksparks

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