Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wishing on Wednesday (12)

Wishing on Wednesdays" is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
BLT features this muse weekly and to make it somewhat unique, I try to find books that haven't already been featured on other book blogs. Till next week, wish big and happy reading!

When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton 
Will be released June 11th.

Jimmy lives in Rowlesburg, West Virginia, during the 1940s. He does all the things boys do in the small mountain town: plays a mean game of football, pulls the unforgettable Halloween prank with his friends in “the Platoon,” and promises to head off into the woods on the first day of hunting season— no matter what. He also knows his father belongs to a secret society, and is determined to uncover the mysteries behind it! But it is a midnight encounter with a train that shows Jimmy the man his father really is.
Newcomer Fran Cannon Slayton’s powerful first novel captures the serendipity of boyhood by shining a spotlight on the peak adventures of Jimmy’s life. But at its heart, this is a story about a boy and his father in a time when trains reigned supreme.

I think it's really great that there is more historical fiction (and fiction period) for kids and teens nowdays. The only down-point is that they put most of it in the "Juvenile" section, so don't be afraid to go take a peek in there. (Just because it says "9-12" doesn't necessarily mean it's for kids.)
I like books that take place in the deep south because there always lots of mystery and people that are up to no good. Hope it comes to my library soon.....

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