Happy Book Birthday to LAURA INGALLS IS RUINING MY LIFE by Shelley Tougas!

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Happy Book Birthday to LAURA INGALLS IS RUINING MY LIFE by Shelley Tougas!

Happiest of book birthdays to Shelley Tougas’s LAURA INGALLS IS RUINING MY LIFE!

A life on the prairie is not all its cracked up to be for one girl whose mom takes her love of the Little House series just a bit too far.

Charlotte’s mom has just moved the family across the country to live in Walnut Grove, “childhood home of pioneer author Laura Ingalls Wilder.” Mom’s idea is that the spirit of Laura Ingalls will help her write a bestselling book. But Charlotte knows better: Walnut Grove is just another town where Mom can avoid responsibility. And this place is worse than everywhere else the family has lived―it’s freezing in the winter, it’s small with nothing to do, and the people talk about Laura Ingalls all the time. Charlotte’s convinced her family will not be able to make a life on the prairie―until the spirit of Laura Ingalls starts getting to her, too.

“Strong characters and fast plotting propel readers to a sweet, realistic end that provides hope and a sense of stability…Lovely.” – Kirkus Reviews

“This sharp and quirky story winningly portrays a girl who, in finding herself, finds family, friends, and a place to belong.” – School Library Journal

Please look for this book at your library or local bookstore!

Congrats and happiest of Pub Days to Shelley Tougas — stop by her site to say hello. You’ll find her here and here.

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