{Blog Tour | Book Review | Giveaway} A Sandy Grave By: Donna M. McDine

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Title: A Sandy Grave
Author: Donna M. McDine
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Pages: 24
Language: English
Genre: Tween chapterbook
Format: Paperback, hardcover & eBook


The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had–especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?


A little bit of curiosity and determination creates a path of discovery for these young friends. A Sandy Grave has a message of standing up for what is right, the correct way. I never read a chapter book on the subject of poaching. However, the author creates a quick read for young readers that not only teaches a life lesson, but is truly a page turner for the reader. The friends featured are on a mission. This book has a very calming effect with the illustrations. The colors are perfect and do not take away from the content of the storyline. They compliment each other well. The author’s word usage is descriptive, bringing the events alive on each page. This easy, yet engaging read is definitely worth adding to your stack of reads.




About the Author

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Donna McDine is an award-winning children’s author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books ~ The Golden Pathway.

Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna’s 2013 releases of Powder Monkey and Hockey Agony and the 2014 release of A Sandy Grave will be joined by an additional book to be published by Guardian Angel Publishing, Dee and Deb, Off They Go. She writes, moms and is a personal assistant from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Children’s Literature Network, and Family Reading Partnership. 

Visit Donna online at www.donnamcdine.com or her blog at www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com


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Book review at Blooming with Books

Tuesday, April 8

Interview at Blooming with Books

Wednesday, April 9

Book feature at 4 the Love of Books

Thursday, April 10

Guest post at The Story Behind the Book

Friday, April 11

Book review at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Monday, April 14

Book trailer reveal at 4 the Love of Books

Wednesday, April 16

Book feature and giveaway at Blooming with Books

Thursday, April 17

Book review at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Friday, April 18

Book review at By the Book

Monday, April 21

Book feature at Plug Your Book!

Wednesday, April 23

Book review at 4 the Love of Books

Book review at Mymcbooks’s Blog

Thursday, April 24

Book review at WV Stitcher

Friday, April 25

Book tour highlights at The Book Rack


8 Responses to “{Blog Tour | Book Review | Giveaway} A Sandy Grave By: Donna M. McDine”

  1. Donna McDine

    What way to start the day and lead into the weekend. Your review of A Sandy Grave has warmed my heart. Thank you for your time and thoughtful review. I truly appreciate you being part of my virtual book tour! Have a great weekend.


  2. Mai Tran

    I got hooked totally by the book. The story is interesting and the tween characters develop under the amazing writing skill of Sandy. Highly recommended.

    • Donna McDine

      Hi Mai,

      Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely words of support and endorsement. Much appreciated!