Synopses & Reviews
one life-changing adventure
When Danya Quixotes family fortunes take a turn for the worse and her parents decide that they must sell her pet pony Sancho to make ends meet, Danya, well, snaps. She and her free-spirited best friend Pia decide to whisk Sancho away to Florida, where Danyas estranged grandmother lives. Danya is convinced her grandmother is sitting on a nest egg that could save Sancho, and so the two embark upon an epic trip along the majestic Mississippi River. As Danya and Pia face crocodiles, Louisiana casinos, and a surprising instance of what looks like divine intervention, they learn about the true power of family, discovering that magic exists if you know where to look and that sometimes the real treasure we're seeking is with us all along.
"Van Cleve+s debut is emotionally subtle and action packed with a highly memorable setting." -Publishers Weekly
, starred review
Praise for Ellie Rollins:
“Pure whimsical delight. Magic does blow throughout the world, and Zip proves it!" —Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of ttyl
“Zip, zap, and zoom with Lyssa as she races against the clock!” —GirlsLife.com
“A clever novel with a bright and spunky heroine. Readers will root for her and empathize with her search to find her place in the world.” —School Library Journal
“Slapstick humor and a sense of magic help maintain this affecting storys levity as Lyssa learns to overcome her fears and accept change.” —Publishers Weekly
“Totally enchanting! I loved this book every step of the way! Lyssas journey is a once-in-a-lifetime odyssey, where seeds sprout in front of your eyes and the winds of change blow you to runaway rockstars and glass-skinned monsters alike.” —Shelby Bach, author of Of Giants and Ice
Eleven-year-old Polly Peabody needs to make it start raining again. It rains every Monday afternoon on her family's rhubarb farm, until one Monday, when 1:00 P.M. passes without one raindrop. And then Polly's brother gets sick. Polly has to figure out how everything is connected and make it rain before her Aunt Edith sells the farm. Maybe with the help of her best friend, a talking rhubarb plant named Harry, Polly can face her fears and uncover her family's magical secret.
About the Author
Ellie Rollins spent her childhood zipping across the Midwest. Since then, she's chased many of her own adventures in places like Seattle, Paris, and New York. She received her BA from the University of Washington in 2008 and now works in publishing. Her debut, Zip, was published in September 2012. Snap is her second novel.