I am so excited to get to host the cover reveal for this April 2018 middle grade novel by Lauren Abbey Greenberg!
The book sounds amazing and I can not WAIT to get to read it soon.
About the Book
The Battle of Junk Mountain by Lauren Abbey Greenberg
(Running Press – April 2018)
Twelve-year-old Shayne Whittaker has always spent summers on the Maine coast, visiting her grandmother Bea and playing with her BFF Poppy. Both Shayne and Bea are treasure seekers, in their own ways: Bea trolls flea markets and garage sales for valuable finds, while Shayne revels in golden memories of gorging on lobster rolls, searching for sea glass, and weaving friendship bracelets with Poppy.
This summer, though, everything has changed. Poppy would rather talk about boys than bracelets, and Bea’s collecting mania has morphed into hoarding. Only Linc, the weird boy next door who is obsessed with the Civil War, seems to care about her. Turns out Linc’s coveting a treasure of his own. What begins as the worst summer of Shayne’s life becomes the most memorable as she learns when to hang on, when to let go, and how to find treasures in unexpected places.
About the Author
Lauren Abbey Greenberg was a freelance writer/producer for many years and worked on a ton of cool projects such as TV spots for Discovery Kids, educational videos for National Geographic, and a film for Mount Rushmore National Memorial. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature and has written stories for Highlights for Children and Knowonder! She lives in Maryland with her husband, children, and dog, but has spent summers in Maine for the last twenty years. The Battle of Junk Mountain is her first novel. Follow Lauren on Twitter at @LAGreenberg1
Lauren’s thoughts about the cover:
The designer at Running Press Kids put a lot of careful thought into this cover, and I’m absolutely thrilled with the way it turned out. Many of the details are clues about the story, from the medal dangling out of the box to the masking tape title across the top. I also love how the girl carries the pile of junk all by herself, which symbolizes the weight of the problems the main character, Shayne, faces. The golden sunset with a hint of fog in the background perfectly captures summer on the Maine coast. Can’t wait to share this coming-of-age story with all of you!
Are you ready for it???
I absolutely LOVE IT and think it will definitely appeal to the middle grade readers at my schools!
Isn’t it amazing?