Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Introducing the Charming Life of Izzy Malone By Jenny Lundquist

I'm so excited to bring you today's new release. Jenny Lundquist's first two Aladdin books came out right after I sold my first one to them. I was reading her books while writing and editing mine! So I can't wait to read her third book as an official fellow author. This her latest. Scroll down to read all about it!





Blurb:

Izzy Malone, a spunky girl who wants to be part of an elite rowing club, must first attend a very unique charm school in this first novel of a brand-new duology from the author of Seeing Cinderella and Plastic Polly.

Izzy Malone isn’t your typical sixth grader. She wears camouflage combat boots and tie dye skirts; the Big Dipper and Orion are her two best friends; and she’d rather climb trees or shoot hoops than talk about boys and makeup. And after only a month of middle school she’s already set the record for the most trips to the Principal’s office.

The only time Izzy feels at peace is when she’s on the open water, and more than anything else, she wants to become a member of the Dandelion Paddlers, her school’s competitive rowing club. But thanks to those multiple trips to the Principal’s office, Izzy’s parents force her to enroll in Mrs. Whippie’s Charm School, a home-study course in manners and etiquette, or they won’t let her race in the Dandelion Falls annual pumpkin regatta—where Izzy hopes to prove to the Dandelion Paddlers she is more than qualified to be on their team.

When Mrs. Whippie’s first letter arrives it’s way different from what Izzy was expecting. Tucked inside the letter is a shiny gold bracelet and an envelope charm. Izzy must earn her first charm by writing someone a nice note, and once she does more tasks will be assigned.

Izzy manages to complete some of the tasks—and to her surprise, she actually finds herself enjoying the course. But when one of her attempts at doing something good is misinterpreted, she fears her chances at passing the course—and becoming a Paddler—are slipping away. With some unexpected friends there to support her, can Izzy manage to earn her charms and stay true to herself?


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Bio:

Jenny Lundquist grew up in Huntington Beach, California, wearing glasses and wishing they had magic powers. They didn't, but they did help her earn a degree in intercultural studies at Biola University. Jenny has painted an orphanage in Mexico, taught English at a university in Russia, and hopes one day to write a book at a café in Paris. Jenny and her husband live in northern California with their two sons and Rambo, the world's whiniest cat.


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11 comments:

  1. Sounds cute. Congratulations, Jenny!

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  2. Sounds like a charming story and has such a great cover. Congratulations, Jenny.

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  3. Congratulations, Jenny. Izzy is an intriguing character. Good luck with your sales!

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  4. What a cute story! Congratulations to Jenny. :)

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  5. Congrats to jenny. This looks like a lot of fun.

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  6. Sounds like a fun read.

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  7. This book sounds like one I would love to read☺ And congrats to you also♥

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  8. Looks and sounds adorable. Thanks for sharing it. Way to go to the author.

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  9. This sounds like so much fun, and very unique! Congrats to Jenny!

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  10. Congrats Jenny on such a fab book. I like to see stories about young people who dare to be different. Hugs...

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  11. My cousin use to be a rower! Sounds like a great read!!!

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