Magical books for middle grade readers

 

The Elephant’s Girl coming May 2020

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Magical books for middle grade readers

The Elephant’s Girl coming May 2020

Preorder Soon
Stories That Come Alive

Welcome, friend!

What makes the world fantastic? You do! My books are about kids who want to belong, have friends, solve problems, go on adventures, and discover what makes them unique. They’re about kids with amazing ideas—just like you!

Stories That Come Alive

Welcome, friend!

What makes the world fantastic? You do! My books are about kids who want to belong, have friends, solve problems, go on adventures, and discover what makes them unique. They’re about kids with amazing ideas—just like you!

Stories That Inspire

When you read, you carry characters and their worlds around with you. Stories can spark your imagination. They can inspire you to be brave, to learn new things, and to make a difference in the world.

Stories That Inspire

When you read, you carry characters and their worlds around with you. Stories can spark your imagination. They can inspire you to be brave, to learn new things, and to make a difference in the world.

The Elephant’s Girl

An elephant never forgets…

But Lexington Willow can’t remember her past.

When she was a toddler, a tornado swept her away from everyone and everything she knew and landed her near an enclosure in a Nebraska zoo, where an elephant named Nyah protected her from the storm. With no trace of her family, Lex grew up at the zoo with her foster father, Roger; her best friend, Fisher; and the wind whispering in her ear.

Now that she’s twelve, Lex is finally old enough to help with the elephants. But during their first training session, Nyah sends her a telepathic image of the woods outside the zoo. Despite the wind’s protests, Lex decides to investigate Nyah’s message and gets wrapped up in an adventure involving ghosts, lost treasure, and a puzzle that might be the key to finding her family.

Can Lex summon the courage to hunt for who she really is—and why the tornado brought her here all those years ago?

The Elephant’s Girl

An elephant never forgets…

But Lexington Willow can’t remember her past.

When she was a toddler, a tornado swept her away from everyone and everything she knew and landed her near an enclosure in a Nebraska zoo, where an elephant named Nyah protected her from the storm. With no trace of her family, Lex grew up at the zoo with her foster father, Roger; her best friend, Fisher; and the wind whispering in her ear.

Now that she’s twelve, Lex is finally old enough to help with the elephants. But during their first training session, Nyah sends her a telepathic image of the woods outside the zoo. Despite the wind’s protests, Lex decides to investigate Nyah’s message and gets wrapped up in an adventure involving ghosts, lost treasure, and a puzzle that might be the key to finding her family.

Can Lex summon the courage to hunt for who she really is—and why the tornado brought her here all those years ago?

My Books
We know it’s hard to wait, but they are coming soon!

The Elephant's Girl

Coming May 19, 2020

Untitled Novel

Coming Summer 2021

Fantastic Facts

Here are some fun things about me:

• I’m a musical theater performer.
• I enjoy writing songs and making videos.
• I love elephants, and I’m uncomfortable with snakes. (However, I did let my son have a snake in his room.)
• I broke my front tooth at a rodeo when I was ten.
• My favorite cereal is Fruity Pebbles.
• I’ve lived in, or visited, 33 of the 50 United States.
• I’m adopted.
• I sometimes slip into the accents of places I’ve lived—especially the South—when I’m speaking.
• I’m a graduate of BYU and The Institute of Children’s Literature.
• I have a miniature railroad with a rideable steam train.
• I play the piano, the flute, and the bass guitar.
• My favorite places to write are in libraries, art museums, the desert, or the mountains.
• My favorite snack is pistachios, dried cranberries, and cheese cubes. (I know. It’s weird.)
• My favorite dessert is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.
• I enjoy speaking to kids who like to read and write and imagine the fantastic!

Fantastic Facts

Here are some fun things about me:

• I’m a musical theater performer.
• I enjoy writing songs and making videos.
• I love elephants, and I’m uncomfortable with snakes. (However, I did let my son have a snake in his room.)
• I broke my front tooth at a rodeo when I was ten.
• My favorite cereal is Fruity Pebbles.
• I’ve lived in, or visited, 33 of the 50 United States.
• I’m adopted.
• I sometimes slip into the accents of places I’ve lived—especially the South—when I’m speaking.
• I’m a graduate of BYU and The Institute of Children’s Literature.
• I have a miniature railroad with a rideable steam train.
• I play the piano, the flute, and the bass guitar.
• My favorite places to write are in libraries, art museums, the desert, or the mountains.
• My favorite snack is pistachios, dried cranberries, and cheese cubes. (I know. It’s weird.)
• My favorite dessert is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.
• I enjoy speaking to kids who like to read and write and imagine the fantastic!

Press Release
Almost Here!

Emily Easton at Crown has acquired at auction Celesta Rimington’s debut, The Elephant’s Girl, and an untitled second novel, both for middle graders. The first book is about a girl who can talk to the wind, the elephant who saved her life during a tornado, and the epic treasure hunt that leads her to find something even more valuable and lasting. The books are set for summer 2020 and summer 2021.

Press Release
Almost Here!

Emily Easton at Crown has acquired at auction Celesta Rimington’s debut, The Elephant’s Girl, and an untitled second novel, both for middle graders. The first book is about a girl who can talk to the wind, the elephant who saved her life during a tornado, and the epic treasure hunt that leads her to find something even more valuable and lasting. The books are set for summer 2020 and summer 2021.