by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
Release date: November 9, 2010
Paperback: 224 pages
Description from the amazon:
It’s May 1910, and Halley’s Comet is due to pass thru the Earth’s atmosphere. And thirteen-year-old Hope McDaniels and her father are due to pass through their hometown of Chicago with their ragtag vaudeville troupe.
Hope wants out of vaudeville, and longs for a “normal” life—or as normal as life can be without her mother, who died five years before.
Hope sees an opportunity: She invents “anti-comet” pills to sell to the working-class customers desperate for protection.
Soon, she’s joined by a fellow troupe member, young Buster Keaton, and the two of them start to make good money.
And just when Hope thinks she has all the answers, she has to decide:
Where is home?
Such a charming book with its one-liners intermingled with life on and off the road with a vaudeville group. Of course, what really attracted me to this book are the colorful characters that you find in such a group.
Speaking of traveling light, did you hear the one about the boy who did just that? All he packed was kerosene and matches!
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Offer ends: October 31, 2010
TO DO (2-parts):
1. Sign the guestbook (if you signed it already or in September - no need)
2. Visit the author, Kristin's, About page and tell me what makes her tick or ticks her off.
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* review ARC copy courtesy of Feiwel and Friends
* image source of Buster