This is the fifth time I’m doing Loony Blurbs, and the second time that you can link up. If you missed it this time around, it’s a fortnightly feature, and you can find all the info on the Loony Blurbs tab up the top of my blog.
Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis
Then the Queen of Roventa asks Lewis’ grandmother to stitch her most challenging work yet – a quilt comprised entirely of snow, to cover the scorched land of her people. The frigid winters of yester-year have given rise to a new age, an age of unbearable heat, and the people of Roventa can’t last much longer.
But Lewis’ grandmother is close to dying. Before she departs Roventa, she gives Lewis the secrets of the stitching.
So now it’s up to him to save the queendom, and fulfill his grandmother’s dying wish.
The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer
When Tracy was a little girl, everyone indulged her overactive imagination. When she claimed that she could talk to plants, to animals, they cooed over her. “Of course you can, darling.” They felt sorry for her, after that terrible tragedy.
But it wasn’t so cute at age eight, and gradually Tracy learned to hide what she heard. She’s always been curious, though, as to why the daisies are silent. They don’t say a word.
It’s going to take a strange girl to find out why. To listen. To understand.
And when she’s shown the secret hum of the daisies, she might even learn to live her life again.
Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
She must only take time from those who are already dying, who would only suffer more if they kept on living. Olivia steals their last days, and she takes it back with her to Chronario.
More commonly known as Neverland.
But what happens when the rules break down, when “quality of life” is debated among the Chronicle peoples? They start to age, of course.
And Olivia’s the catalyst.
Stop in the Name of Pants! by Louise Rennison
Louise is what most people would call a freak. And they do, but she’d rather they bully her than someone less fortunate. She’s never needed friends – she and her pet sewing machine, Cleopatra, create stunning outfits together, and she’s always dreamed of being a fashion designer.
It’s only one sentence, uttered by the utterly endearing Ronald. The pants at the time were lime green, covered in blue moons – the latest experiment in a long line of them. He admires her pants. She admires the stack of toast in his hands (“I never go anywhere without some toast, Louise”).
It’s not love. But it’s something similar. All they need is each other, a sewing machine and a stack of toast.
Worry Warts by Morris Gleitzman
Morris’ mother always told him that if he worried too much, he’d sprout worry warts and turn into a goblin. But the goblin who arrives in the bottom of the garden doesn’t have worry warts. In fact, he doesn’t have any warts at all.
Morris follows the goblin through the gap of the fence and into Maligno, the land of the goblins. They’re all such a friendly bunch that Morris wonders how his mother got it so wrong. They’re a misunderstood species, like the trolls and the witches and the ogres.
Misfits. And Morris likes them a lot.
Suddenly, Morris isn’t so worried about worry warts.
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
There are air strikes.
There are bombings.
There is strategy.
There will only be on victor in the chocolate war. And his name is…Robert.
(It was an accident. But there’s no way he’s giving it up)
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King
Did you know that it is quite difficult to concentrate on physics when your imaginary friend is singing directly in your ear? Especially when the class can only see a blurry outline, and assumes that Amy is clouded in deodorant as an attempt to mask her Fatal BO?
Then she becomes completely real. The only thing Amy can do is to ask others to ignore her.
But the last time Amy saw Vera, she was graffiti-ing the periodic table on the back of the science lab, replacing the element letters with…well. Letters that spell rather more unsavoury words.
Nobody is going to be able to ignore her. Especially not Amy.
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