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Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy

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Extreme weather affects two children's lives in very different ways and shows how the power of nature can bring us together.

One girl. One boy. Their lives couldn't be more different.

While she turns her shoulder to sandstorms and blistering winds, he cuffs his pants when heavy rains begin to fall.

As the weather becomes more severe, their families and animals must flee to
Hardcover, 32 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Chantal Aurora
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The illustrations were absolutely beautiful. The story was sweet, I loved the contrast between the two lives.
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Beautiful, captivating illustrations. The author's note at the end is really interesting.

Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this eARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review!
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
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Tara Dairman is the author of the middle-grade foodie novels ALL FOUR STARS, THE STARS OF SUMMER, STARS SO SWEET, and THE GREAT HIBERNATION (coming in 2017), all published by Penguin Random House. She is also a playwright and a recovering 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

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