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Friday, May 2, 2014

A Reading from The Dyerville Tales by M.P. Kozlwosky!

And it's time for the final excerpt of this year's Fairy Tale Fortnight. I hope you guys have enjoyed them; I always think fairy tales should be read aloud (preferably around a campfire, but around a computer screen will have to do...)
This last excerpt comes from M.P. Kozlowsky's THE DYERVILLE TALES, which is out now from Walden Pond Press / HarperCollins. And yes, I am having a giveaway for a SIGNED hardcover of the book (though it doesn't go live until Saturday, May 3rd!!), so you can check that out, if you want. If you just want the FTF vlogs, check out this playlist. And of course, let me know what you think in the comments.
Thanks for watching!

The Dyerville Tales by M.P. Kozlowsky
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336 pages
Published April 22nd 2014 by Walden Pond Press
A young orphan searches for his family and the meaning in his grandfather's book of lost fairy tales in this stunningly original coming-of-age middle-grade fantasy.

Vince Elgin is an orphan, having lost his mother and his father in a fire when he was young, but beyond that, his life hasn't been much of a fairy tale. With only a senile grandfather he barely knows to call family, Vince was remanded to a group home, where he spun fantastical stories, dreaming of the possibility that his father, whose body was never found, might one day return for him. But it's been a long time since the fire, a long time since Vince has told himself a story worth believing in.

That's when a letter arrives, telling Vince his grandfather has passed away. Vince cannot explain it, but he's convinced that if his father is somehow still alive, he'll find him at the funeral. He strikes out for his grandfather's small hometown of Dyerville carrying only one thing with him: his grandfather's journal. The journal tells a story that could not possibly be true, a story of his grandfather's young life involving witches, giants, magical books, and evil spirits. But as Vince reads on and gets closer to Dyerville, fact and fiction begin to intertwine, and Vince finds that his very real adventure may have more in common with his grandfather's than he ever could have known.

M. P. Kozlowsky, the author of Juniper Berry, has crafted a powerfully imaginative novel of the spaces in life where fantasy and reality intersect, a touching story of the things we give up to recover the things we've lost.

M.P. Kozlowsky was a high school English teacher before becoming a writer. He is the author of The Dyerville Tales and Juniper Berry, and lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.

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  1. I like the fact that this book won your mom over! :) It sounds awesome!

  2. It sounded just truly enchanting. I can't wait to read it now.


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