The Sound of Life and Everything by Krista Van Dolzer

May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Sound of Life and Everything by Krista Van DolzerThe Sound of Life and Everything
Author: Krista Van Dolzer
Genres: MG Historical, Middle Grade Speculative
Format: eBook, Print
Pages: 272
Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Twelve-year-old Ella Mae Higbee is a sensible girl. She eats her vegetables and wants to be just like Sergeant Friday, her favorite character on Dragnet. So when her auntie Mildred starts spouting nonsense about a scientist who can bring her cousin back to life from blood on his dog tags, Ella Mae is skeptical—until he steps out of a bio-pod right before her eyes.

But the boy is not her cousin—he’s Japanese. And in California in the wake of World War II, the Japanese are still feared and despised. When her aunt refuses to take responsibility, Ella Mae and her Mama take him home instead.

Determined to do what’s right by her new friend, Ella Mae teaches Takuma English and defends him from the reverend’s talk of H-E-double-toothpicks. But when his memories start to resurface, Ella Mae learns some shocking truths about her own family and more importantly, what it means to love.

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About Krista Van Dolzer

Krista Van Dolzer

Krista Van Dolzer is a stay-at-home mom by day and a children’s author by bedtime. She lives with her husband and three kids in Mesquite, Nevada, where she watches too much college football and looks for her dead people online.


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