Twelve-year-old Esme’s life changes when she discovers dinosaur bones on her family’s peach farm in Texas.
Fans of Wendy Maas and Lynda Mullaly Hunt will love this perfectly pitched story about friendship, family, and loss from Suzanne Crowley, the acclaimed author of The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous.
After her grandfather died from a heart attack while driving his tractor, Esme has avoided returning to the spot where he lost his life. But when she follows her little brother, Bo, up the hill while chasing fireflies, she makes an incredible discovery—dinosaur bones peeking out from underneath the abandoned tractor.
Esme sees the bones as a message from her grandfather; a connection beyond the grave. But when word gets out that Peach Hollow Farm is hiding something valuable, reporters, researchers, and neighbors arrive in droves. Esme must find a way to understand who has her best interests at heart—especially as the memories of her grandfather begin to slip away.
So the things I found in this amazing box were:
- A beautiful turquoise coloured black ball-point pen, with Finding Esme inscribed in orange.
- Two amazing badges with the illustration from the book cover.
- A cute pin of the book cover!
- A soy candle, scented Peach, from Minneapolis Chandlery.
- Another soy candle, scented Fresh Cut Grass, from Minneapolis Chandlery, as well.
- A card from the author!
- Candies of course! Of various flavours as well!
- And last, but not the least, a beautiful hardcover edition of the book Finding Esme. And it was a signed copy as well!
I was absolutely delighted to unearth each item, just as Esme was, unearthing the dinosaur! I also loved reading this book, and my review is scheduled to be uploaded tomorrow evening in fact! So do click the follow button and like, to stay in tune to all my book reviews! But I also hope that you all will order your own copies as well! I totally loved reading this book!