A Tinfoil Sky

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Pub Date 10 Jan 2012 | Archive Date 01 Sep 2012

Description

Mel and her mother, Cecily, know what it’s like to live rough, whether it’s on the streets or in the apartment of an abusive man.When Cecily announces that they’ve had enough and that they are going to go home to her mother’s, Mel dreams of security, a comfortable bed, and a grandmother’s love seem to be about to come true. But some mistakes cannot be easily forgiven or erased. Her grandmother is not what Mel expects, and though the local library offers sanctuary, a real home seems beyond her grasp. Mel’s determination to rise above what fate has dealt is about to change that.

Cyndi Sand-Eveland’s work with homeless youth gives her characters an authenticity no reader will forget. Ultimately, a story of hope and acceptance, A Tinfoil Sky is a powerful, can’t-putit- down novel.

Mel and her mother, Cecily, know what it’s like to live rough, whether it’s on the streets or in the apartment of an abusive man.When Cecily announces that they’ve had enough and that they are going...


Advance Praise

PRAISE FOR DEAR TONI, CYNDI SAND-EVELAND'S FIRST NOVEL:

“Gene dreads the 100-day journal-writing assignment her teacher has given the class. Mr. Mackenzie wants to lock the journals in the town’s museum vault for 40 years for future sixth graders to read. Gene has trouble writing to someone who isn’t even born yet, but little by little, Dear Nobody becomes Dear Somebody, who evolves into Dear Toni.” – Best Books for Kids & Tweens 2009, Junior Fiction, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“Aspects of the story are both poignant and palatable for young readers. Gene’s story is told in a marvelously authentic voice; delightful doodles accompany the text, which appears printed on faux-notebook paper. A great addition to middle-grade collections.” – Kirkus Reviews

“…Gene turns a dull school project…into an outlet for self-expression…. The most powerful theme is that of Gene’s altruism. Given the chance to take on some cuddly St. Bernard pups, Gene instead offers them to a less fortunate friend.” – Quill & Quire

“Both the text and the presentation are highly accessible…. This book would be a great resource for introducing a journaling, time capsule or creative writing project.”– Recommended, CM Magazine

“The novel is written in diary format and peppered with often-humorous sketches depicting the various activities, thoughts, pets, and people that make up Gene’s life. Girls, especially, will relate to the protagonist and feel as if they are reading personal notes from a close friend.” – School Library Journal

“…makes great, thought-provoking reading for kids….” – Movie Entertainment

PRAISE FOR DEAR TONI, CYNDI SAND-EVELAND'S FIRST NOVEL:

“Gene dreads the 100-day journal-writing assignment her teacher has given the class. Mr. Mackenzie wants to lock the journals in the town’s...


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