Book Review/Giveaway: A Sandy Grave. Ends April 15th
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A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine, illustrated by Julie Hammond
About the Book: The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?
The lifeguards had their arms extended and attempted to move the crowd back. The tallest lifeguard said, “People, please stay back. The authorities will arrive to examine the whale to determine the cause of death within the hour. The whale must have died at sea and washed ashore.”
My Review: Leah, Nicole and Hayley were looking forward to having fun at the beach during their summer vacation. As they make their way to the beach they saw a huge whale washed up ashore surrounded by a lot of people.
Then they notice two men in filthy clothes, hanging out on the sand dune. Something didn’t seen right, why would they be burying their bag in the sand? And when Leah heard that the police will stand guard to keep poachers from stealing the whale’s teeth she wanted to know why? Her father explained that “A poacher is a person or group of people who try to hunt or steal fish illegally and sell for money”. The girls must do what they can to help the authorities capture the two poachers.
Poaching has traditionally been defined as the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of wild animals, usually associated with land use rights. This is a well written story to not only educate kids but adults as well. The warm water colors illustrations by Julie Hammond helps tell the story. I highly recommend this book for classroom reading.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
About the Author: Donna McDine is an award-winning children’s author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books ~ The Golden Pathway.
Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna’s 2013 releases of Powder Monkey and Hockey Agony and the 2014 release of A Sandy Grave will be joined by an additional book to be published by Guardian Angel Publishing, Dee and Deb, Off They Go. She writes, moms and is a personal assistant from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Children’s Literature Network, and Family Reading Partnership.
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