Giveaway: THE ORPHAN BAND OF SPRINGDALE (US & Canada Only)

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The Orphan Band of Springdale (US & Canada Only)

by: Anne Nesbet

Release Date: April 10, 2018

Publisher: Candlewick Press

About the Book:

It’s 1941, and tensions are rising in the United States as the Second World War rages in Europe. Eleven-year-old Gusta’s life, like the world around her, is about to change. Her father, a foreign-born labor organizer, has had to flee the country, and Gusta has been sent to live in an orphanage run by her grandmother. Nearsighted, snaggletoothed Gusta arrives in Springdale, Maine, lugging her one precious possession: a beloved old French horn, her sole memento of her father. But in a family that’s long on troubles and short on money, how can a girl hang on to something so valuable and yet so useless when Gusta’s mill-worker uncle needs surgery to fix his mangled hand, with no union to help him pay? Inspired by her mother’s fanciful stories, Gusta secretly hopes to find the coin-like “Wish” that her sea-captain grandfather supposedly left hidden somewhere. Meanwhile, even as Gusta gets to know the rambunctious orphans at the home, she feels like an outsider at her new school — and finds herself facing patriotism turned to prejudice, alien registration drives, and a family secret likely to turn the small town upside down.

With the United States on the verge of World War II, eleven-year-old Gusta is sent from New York City to Maine, where she discovers small-town prejudices — and a huge family secret.

About the Author:

Anne Nesbet is the author of Cloud and Wallfish, among several other novels for young readers. A professor at the University of California, Berkeley, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Giveaway Details:

Ten (10) winners will each receive a hardcover copy of THE ORPHAN BAND OF SPRINGDALE.

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Comments 9

Kara S on Saturday, 10 March 2018 14:43

It sounds like a richly wrought novel designed to engage readers of all ages! I'm psyched.

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It sounds like a richly wrought novel designed to engage readers of all ages! I'm psyched.
John on Sunday, 11 March 2018 21:51

The cover is lovely and cheery! I hope snaggletoothed Gusta gets the cosmetic treatment she so desperately needs!

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The cover is lovely and cheery! I hope snaggletoothed Gusta gets the cosmetic treatment she so desperately needs!
Lara Maynard on Wednesday, 14 March 2018 18:01

Histfic is my fave genre and I have a special interest in 1940s, so TBR! Cute cover, suggests there's more to learn.

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Histfic is my fave genre and I have a special interest in 1940s, so TBR! Cute cover, suggests there's more to learn.
Marisa Fort on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 21:52

I love the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing!

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I love the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Nancy Hernandez on Thursday, 05 April 2018 03:38

I love the cover it's so cute. Must have.

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I love the cover it's so cute. Must have.
Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 07 April 2018 13:18

The cover is adorable and fun. the synopsis sounds emotional and intriguing being a historical fiction novel.

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The cover is adorable and fun. the synopsis sounds emotional and intriguing being a historical fiction novel.
Penny Olson on Saturday, 07 April 2018 23:32

The cover is beautifully illustrated and the story sounds real and heart-wrenching.

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The cover is beautifully illustrated and the story sounds real and heart-wrenching.
Hannah on Sunday, 08 April 2018 02:07

Gorgeous cover

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Gorgeous cover
Dan Denman on Sunday, 08 April 2018 13:07

I like the colors and images in the book cover. This sounds like a good story of struggle and discovery during wartime.

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I like the colors and images in the book cover. This sounds like a good story of struggle and discovery during wartime.

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