Discover BONE’S GIFT, the first title in the emotionally resonant Ghosts of Ordinary Objects series

Honesdale, Pennsylvania March 2018 – Boyds Mills Press is pleased to announce the March publication of BONE’S GIFT, a supernatural historical mystery written by Angie Smibert about twelve-year-old Bone, who possesses a Gift that allows her to see the stories in everyday objects. When Bone receives a note that says her mother’s Gift killed her, Bone seeks to unravel the mysteries of her mother’s death, the schisms in her family, and the Gifts themselves.

In a southern Virginia coal-mining town in 1942, Bone Phillips has just reached the age when most members of her family discover their Gift. Bone has a Gift that disturbs her; she can sense stories when she touches an object that was important to someone. She sees both sad and happy—the death of a deer in an arrowhead, the pain of a beating in a baseball cap, and the sense of joy in a fiddle. There are also stories woven into her dead mama’s butter-yellow sweater—stories Bone yearns for and fears. When Bone receives a note that says her mama’s Gift is what killed her, Bone tries to uncover the truth. Could Bone’s Gift do the same?

This beautifully resonant coming-of-age tale about learning to trust the power of your own story is “charming” says School Library Connection, while Kirkus Reviews says, “Smibert surrounds Bone with a loving, complicated extended family….(with) language, which feels real and down-to-earth, like her characters. An intriguing blend of history and magic.”

BONE’S GIFT

Ghosts of Ordinary Objects series

Boyds Mills Press * Written by Angie Smibert * PUB DATE March 20, 2018 * 978-1-62979-850-9 * $17.95 U.S./$23.95 CAN * Fiction * Ages 10 and up * Grades 5 and up * eBook 978-1-68437-136-5 * angiesmibert.com * boydsmillspress.com

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