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Author: Suzanne Crowley Narrator: Cassandra Morris Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9780062840936
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Suzanne Crowley, the acclaimed author of The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous, returns with a perfectly pitched tween story about friendship, family, and loss. When twelve-year-old Esme discovers dinosaur bones on her family’s Texas peach farm, she’s suddenly surrounded by people who may not have her best interests at heart. For fans of Wendy Mass and Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

After her grandfather died from a heart attack while driving his tractor on Solace Hill, twelve-year-old Esme avoids returning to that horrible spot. Then she follows her little brother, Bo, and her dog, Old Jack, up the hill while chasing fireflies, and she makes an incredible discovery—dinosaur bones peeking out underneath the abandoned tractor. The bones must be a message from her grandfather, a connection from beyond the grave. But when word gets out that the farm is hiding something valuable, reporters, researchers, and neighbors arrive in droves. Esme struggles to understand who has her best interests at heart, especially as the memory of her grandfather begins to slip away. Full of friendship and adventure, and featuring a palpable Texas setting, Finding Esme will appeal to fans of Wendy Mass’ A Mango-Shaped Space and Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Light magic touches this small-town story, set in an era of telephone party lines and moonshine stills, as Esme grapples with her grief and the emergence of an unusual talent…Readers muddling through preteen changes or unstable family lives will identify with Esme’s struggles, but the thrill of discovery will appeal to most.”

    Booklist

  • “A poignant tale for readers who enjoy character-driven realism.”

    School Library Journal

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About the Author

Author Suzanne Crowley

Suzanne Crowley is a well-known miniature artist whose work has been featured on the covers of American and international magazines. Her debut novel, The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous received three starred reviews, was an IRA Notable Children's Book, and was selected as the Book Sense #3 Top Children's Pick for Fall of 2007.  Her second book, The Stolen One, is an Indie Next List Pick for Fall of 2009, and a Best Books for Young Adults nominee. Suzanne was born in a small town in west Texas and currently lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Morris has received critical acclaim for her voice-over work from Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine, earning a dozen Earphones Awards and twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her voice has also been heard on television in commercial campaigns and numerous Nickelodeon and Disney products. She is the voice of many cartoon characters, including Leo and Luna in Yu-Gi-Oh, Carrie in Barbie: A Fairy Secret, Nathan in Pokémon, and Lola in Angelo Rules.