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Tara Dairman

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December 21

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Tara Dairman is the author of the middle-grade novels THE GIRL FROM EARTH'S END (3.14.23, Candlewick), and ALL FOUR STARS, THE STARS OF SUMMER, STARS SO SWEET, and THE GREAT HIBERNATION (all published by Penguin Random House). Her debut picture book, DESERT GIRL, MONSOON BOY, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan, was named to many best-of-the-year lists. Tara is also a recovering full-time RVer (2.5 years all over North America) and a decade before that, a round-the-world honeymooner (2 years, 74 countries!).

Tara holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. You can find her online in the following places:

Blog: taradairman.com/blog

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Tara Dairman I've eaten almost all of the foods in the book, with the exception of a few of the desserts at Classy Cakes, which I made up. I've cooked a lot of the…moreI've eaten almost all of the foods in the book, with the exception of a few of the desserts at Classy Cakes, which I made up. I've cooked a lot of them, too. Recipes for some of my favorite foods mentioned in the book can be found at http://taradairman.com/recipes. Thanks for the question!(less)
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World Read Aloud Day 2023

Hi, educators! I’m excited to be participating as an author in World Read Aloud Day 2023, which means that I’ll be available to Zoom into classrooms on Wednesday, February 1 to read from my next middle-grade novel and answer student questions. (I’ll be reading from The Girl from Earth’s End, which doesn’t publish until March, so your students could be among the first to hear part of it!)

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I read Gossamer Summer aloud to my 5- and 7-year olds, and they were enthralled from page one to the end. This book has the perfect mix of fantasy, mystery, adventure, and self-reflection to make it a very appealing read-aloud or independent read (th ...more
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"This book is a masterpiece. With a story that grabs you and doesn't let go, a lush setting that ignites your imagination, and characters who will live in your heart long after you close the book, GIRL FROM EARTH'S END will transport you to a differen" Read more of this review »
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"This was the book I needed when I was a kid.

Thirty years later, I wrote it.

My hope is that somewhere a kid who secretly has these questions will read it -- and not feel alone anymore."
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"This is my new favorite book from my favorite author of middle grade fiction! I read it with my 10 year old son (we alternated reading together - out loud - and independently) and we were both completely engrossed until the very end. It's such a poig" Read more of this review »
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“Creamy-looking custards were followed by beautifully decorated slices of cake. Crisp-shelled pastries were set down next to gooey-centered pies. Dainty little goblets featuring ice cream and sorbet came out on a silver tray, and a pungent aroma rose off a long wooden board that was dotted with more kinds of cheese than Gladys had ever seen,”
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“FREE SAMPLES”
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“where the tables looked like colorful baskets and wailing songs played over the speaker system.”
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We have read a lot of really great books, but have we missed your favorite 2015 Newbery contender?

What book should we read in November?


 
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“I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then?”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“I see that if you try to fit someone in a box, she might slip through the seams like water and become her own river.”
Laura Resau, The Queen of Water

“Her parents could have named her Aria, or Harmonia, or Tessitura, or a hundred other clever names that would have alluded to her ancestry. But they weren't for her, these names that roll or sparkle or play or simply proclaim, I am normal!
No, it was Sing. A name and a command.”
Adi Rule, Strange Sweet Song
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