Thursday, March 29, 2012

Things I Love Thursday

Advanced reader copies of  

On the Road to Mr. Mineo's!

The back cover reads:

"An intricate Chinese puzzle box of a book." --Kirby Larson, author of the Newbery Honor Book Hattie Big Sky

Stella wants a dog, but her parents won't let her have one. So when she spots a one-legged pigeon on the top of her best friend Gerald's garage, she decides it's the next best thing and convinces Gerald to help her try to catch it. 

But too bad for Stella and Gerald, because they're not the only ones who want that pigeon. Stella's brother Levi and his scabby-kneed, germ-infested friends saw it flying around town, too, and Levi says finders keepers.

And Mutt Raynard, the town liar, told the truth for once, and now he needs to catch the pigeon to prove it.

It seems like all of Meadville, South Carolina, are caught up in the bird chase--but what they don't know is that the pigeon already has a home way across town.

Barbara O'Connor has delivered another ingeniously crafted story full of Southern charm, kid-sized adventures, and quirky, unforgettable characters.


Augusta Scattergood said...

So excited! Can't wait to read this one.

Katherine Sokolowski said...

Can't wait to read this one, it looks (and sounds) amazing!

Sharon Creech said...

Man, I really really really love this cover! It will go nicely next to THE UNFINISHED ANGEL (w/pigeon on cover). xx

Grier Jewell said...


Stephanie J. Blake said...

It's gorgeous! Love the summary. Can't wait to read it.

colby said...

Exciting. Beautiful. Awesome.

Carol said...

My fourth graders are super excited for this book to come out. I wrote about it on my blog earlier this week

Barbara O'Connor said...

Carol: Thank you so much for sharing that blog post! What a wonderful teacher you are! I love knowing those kids will get to read the book. Thank you.