The Reading Nook | Sisters 8
Hi Everyone, Jen here. This post is brought to by my friend Lori-Anne who penned the ebook Tales of The Mother Load. I’m so proud of her and can’t wait for you to read her book! You can catch her reading an excerpt here. Click here to buy a copy on iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and more.
This is how you know that you have a winner on your hands – when your six year old daughter and her friend spend the better part of a three hour playdate acting out the book. That’s Sisters 8, a nine part chapter book that’ll hit the spot from grade 1 to grade 5.
It’s Christmas Eve at the Huit household. Mom is in the kitchen getting eggnog and Dad is in the woodshed getting more wood for the fire. But neither of them return! Where have they disappeared to? Why? And who left the unsigned note that says, “You must each discover your power and your gift in order to reveal what happened to your parents”?
The girls work together FIRST to keep it a secret that they are on their own in the house (they don’t want to be separated). And SECOND, to solve the mystery of their missing parents.
Author Lauren Logstad Baratz (she notes that however you pronounce her name, it’ll be wrong) has created an eccentric, fun family of eight girls born a minute apart who will turn 8 on August 8, 2008. Throw in Betty the cleaning robot and Carl the talking fridge and you have all sorts of adventures.
One of the great appeals of this book is that with eight sisters with eight different powers and gifts, there is a character for every reader. Your kids will love it. It’s the talk of my girl’s grade 2 class. And her soccer team. And the kids of family friends.
Baratz quit full-time paid work in 1994 to become a writer and until she was published in 2002 supported herself with freelance work and window washing. She admits that she’s probably the only woman who has both hosted a book signing AND washed windows for the late best-selling author Robert Ludlum.
Be forewarned, after reading Sisters 8 you may develop a love for canned pink frosting. And I wonder, which sister are YOU most like?