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Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine by Caroline Starr Rose
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Jun 28, 2022 | ISBN 9780147511881

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    Jun 28, 2022 | ISBN 9780147511881 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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Praise for Jasper and the Riddle of Riley’s Mine:

A 2018 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
A 2018 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Finalist
A 2017–2018 Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award Nominee
An Amazon Best of the Month Pick for February 2017
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A rollicking adventure, warm and funny, chockablock with bad guys and good guys, mysteries and deceptions, dangers and disasters . . . A rip-roaring tale and a romping good read. Try to resist!” —Karen Cushman, Newbery Award–winning author
“A rousing historical adventure . . . Rose’s carefully plotted clues, along with colorful supporting characters and narrow escapes, keep the pace brisk . . . Highly recommended for fans of adventure and historical fiction, or as a classroom read-aloud.” —School Library Journal
“It’s the brothers’ struggle to survive the Yukon wilderness with its harsh beauty and unforgiving cold that will keep readers entranced.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Mash-up of clue-driven mystery, historical fiction, and survival story.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Filled with witty characters, the suspense of survival, and rich period detail, this book will quickly draw in readers, who will likely appreciate both the well-crafted setting and the bond between brothers, who ultimately discover a happiness independent of the wealth they set out to find.” —Booklist
“Jasper’s voice and Caroline Starr Rose’s writing style brought her characters alive, bursting with warmth and spirit. The rich details and historically accurate setting took me back to the era of the Gold Rush.” —Terry Lynn Johnson, author of Ice Dogs and Falcon Wild
Jasper and the Riddle of Riley’s Mine is action, history, survival, and the bond of brotherhood all rolled into one . . . Strikes all the right chords.” —Barnes & Noble Kids’ Blog

Praise for Blue Birds:

A 2018 Nevada Young Readers Award Nominee
A 2017 New Mexico Zia Book Award First Runner-Up
A 2016 Jefferson Cup Award Winner
A 2016 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Finalist
A 2015–2016 North Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominee
A 2015 New Mexico–Arizona Book Award Winner
A 2015 Nerdy Book Club Award Winner for Poetry and Verse Novels
“An excellent historical offering and belongs on public and school library shelves.” —VOYA
“With two compelling main characters and an abundance of rich historical detail, Rose’s latest novel offers much to discuss and much to appreciate.” —School Library Journal
“Composed in varying formats, the descriptive and finely crafted poems reveal the similarities the two girls share, from loved ones lost to hatred between the English and the Roanoke to a desire for peace . . . Fans of Karen Hesse and the author’s May B. (2012) will delight in this offering.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A memorable account of a friendship that transcends culture and prejudice.” —Publishers Weekly
“Using language that’s both plain and exquisite, Caroline Starr Rose weaves history seamlessly into the stories of two girls with distinct backgrounds and voices. The crossing lives gave me a big world that lingered past the pages.” —Jeannine Atkins, author of Borrowed Names
“An imaginative historical novel with two sympathetic protagonists.” —Booklist
“Rose has given us a complex story, a real and researched story, a story that, despite its roots in late 16th century America, feels contemporary. In bringing readers Alis and Kimi, Rose has not just brought us a distant era. She’s brought her readers a way of sinking in with real questions about difference—and a credible suggestion that such differences might be overcome.” —Beth Kephart, author of This Is the Story of You
“Themes of fear and freedom will appeal to a wide audience.” —School Library Connection

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