Monday, January 6, 2014

Down Under Calling by Margot Finke

Andy Frazer has it made.  Even with his dad's job having been downsized, Andy has a loving family, a great girl-friend, Kelly, who seems to be morphing into a girlfriend, and a wacky life-loving grandmother who lives in Brisbane, Australia.

And who better to have written Down Under Calling than author, Margot Finke, a transplanted Aussie who has called Oregon home for many years.

When Andy and his Grandma begin exchanging letters, all kinds of magic begins.  From an interest in x-boxes and such, Andy and Kelly begin branching out--to all things Australia.  

Grandma Rose's letters are chock-full of wonderment and adventure and even mystery.  It doesn't take long for Andy to realize how lucky he is to have a family like his!

This book is a must-read for those kids who love learning about new and exciting places.  And what kid does not want to learn about Australia and its exotic animals and places to visit.

Down Under Calling is a gem of a read.  The prose is young and fun.  The book is filled--cover to cover--with the wild and wacky tales of that place known as Australia!

This blogger recommends the book to young readers wholeheartedly.  Snag your copy today!

Margot Finke is an Aussie transplant who writes mid-grade adventure fiction and rhyming picture books. For many years she has lived in Oregon with her husband, children, and grandchildren.  Gardening, travel, and reading fill in the cracks between her writing. Her husband is retired, and very supportive. 

Margot didn't begin serious writing until the day their youngest left for college. This late start drives her writing, and pushes her to work at it every day. Margot said, "I really envy those who began young, and managed to slip into writing mode between kid fights, diaper changes, household disasters, and outside jobs. You are my heroes! "

She has 13 published books + Survival by Walkabout, the follow-up to Taconi and Claude, is due out soon.  All her books, +  Video readings, trailers, reviews and sample pages can be seen on her website. Margot also does Skype Author Visits to many schools in the US, and she runs a Manuscript Critique Service. Nothing gives Margot a bigger thrill than to hear that a book she helped polish has been published.  “This is always a huge YEA moment.”

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