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Kim Ventrella

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Kim Ventrella is the author of Skeleton Tree, a middle grade novel coming out fall 2017 with Scholastic Press. She is a lover of coffee, demon-fighting librarians and wonderful, whimsical stories of all kinds. Repped by the fabulous Brianne Johnson at Writers House.

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Kim Ventrella I wondered what would happen if a boy discovered a finger bone growing in his backyard. The rest of the story blossomed from that idea. In general, I…moreI wondered what would happen if a boy discovered a finger bone growing in his backyard. The rest of the story blossomed from that idea. In general, I never set out writing with a certain plot line or theme in mind. I hit on one image that strikes me as intriguing and go from there.(less)
Kim Ventrella That would have to be Hastings and Poirot! Okay, maybe they're not an actual 'couple,' but they do make a great team!
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You will fall in love with thirteen-year-old Kit Donovan! She is fiery, resilient and full of grit. Patricia Bailey does a great job capturing the atmosphere of an early 1900's gold rush boomtown, complete with saloons, street fights and corrupt mine ...more
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A fun, fast-paced, addictive read!
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A kick-butt heroine, conniving villains and loads of adventure. A Dash of Dragon is a ton of fun! The fantasy world mixes technology, mythical creatures and high-stakes cooking. Middle grade fantasy fans will fall in love with Lailu and this fast-pac ...more
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