Monday, March 11, 2019

Middle Grade Monday: One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. 288 p. Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin Young Readers Group, May, 2012. 9780399256158. (Own.)

To celebrate our highly anticipated book tour visit by Lynda Mullaly Hunt on May 6, Middle Grade Monday will feature her debut, One for the Murphys, this week and her sophomore title, Fish in a Tree, next week. 

Carly doesn't have the most stable home life, so she has built walls and defenses, but she does love her mother. When it has become unsafe for her to stay with her mom, Carly enters foster care and is placed with the Murphy family. Mrs. Murphy is thrilled to have a daughter. Carly, not so much. This heartfelt debut will make you laugh and cry. I did both and I absolutely adore the end-pages design.

Come check out both of Lynda's titles before her visit and go to the Closter PTO's web page later today to place an order for her upcoming book, Shouting at the Rain! Thanks to Books, Bytes and Beyond for this opportunity and generosity, as a portion of the sales are donated to the PTO.

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