Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Spotlight & Giveaway: Calli Be Gold by Michele Weber Hurwitz

Meet Calli Gold, average eleven-year-old in a family of louds, as Calli calls them. Michele Weber Hurwitz weaves together an engaging story that will grab a reader on page one in Calli Be Gold. 

The way I look at it, you can divide all the people in the world into two categories: the loud ones who shout about who they are and what they do, and the quiet ones who just are and do. 
I suppose one kind balances out the other kind, like black letters on white paper, or frozen teeth from a Popsicle on a ninety-five-degree summer day. 
Except for this: if you’re a quiet person randomly and hopelessly born into a family of louds, then it isn’t a balance at all. It’s downright lopsided. 

Michele is generously offering an autographed paperback copy of her book, so be sure to page down and enter the giveaway!

Calli Be Gold
by Michele Weber Hurwitz

Synopsis from Amazon:
Eleven-year-old Calli Gold is the quiet third child in a family of loud overachievers. In fact, the family motto is Be Gold. Calli's sister is on an ice-skating team, and her brother's a basketball star. Her parents are sure she has a hidden gift for something. They just have to figure out what it is! But Calli has flopped at everything she's tried. She sure doesn't feel like a Gold.

Until a new person enters her life. Second grader Noah Zullo might seem strange to some people, but Calli can't help liking him, and they become partners in their school's Peer Helper Program. 
When they create a booth for the Friendship Fair, they fill it with secrets and surprises. And as Calli and Noah work and learn together, they even surprise themselves.

Michele Weber Hurwitz's debut is an endearing and gently humorous story about the true meaning of achievement and the important things an "ordinary" kid has to offer.

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  1. Great introduction to Callie! Looking forward to reading Callie Be Gold!

  2. This voice of Calli's speaks to me...

    1. I really like her voice too. Michele does a great job with it.

  3. This looks like a great read. Thanks for sharing, Cherie. :)

  4. This book seems soo cute:) I can't wait to read it:)