Magical books for middle grade readers

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Magical books for middle grade readers

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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

Lexington Willow can talk to the wind. When she was little, a tornado swept her away from her family and left her at the feet of an African elephant in a Nebraska zoo. Nyah the elephant sheltered Lexington through that stormy night until the zoo’s train engineer found her and took her in. With no memory of where she came from and no family to claim her, Lexington grew up running free in the zoo with her best friend Fisher. The zoo is Lexington’s home. Her safe place.

This summer is special because Lexington is finally old enough to help with the elephants’ care, and she can hardly wait. During their first training session, Nyah sends Lexington a telepathic image of the woods outside the zoo, directing Lexington and Fisher on an adventure that involves ghosts, a treasure hunt, and a search for memories. As Lexington gets closer to finding the treasure, she discovers she is hunting for something even more valuable, and she may have to leave the borders of her zoo and face down the wind to find it.

The Elephant’s Girl

Lexington Willow can talk to the wind. When she was little, a tornado swept her away from her family and left her at the feet of an African elephant in a Nebraska zoo. Nyah the elephant sheltered Lexington through that stormy night until the zoo’s train engineer found her and took her in. With no memory of where she came from and no family to claim her, Lexington grew up running free in the zoo with her best friend Fisher. The zoo is Lexington’s home. Her safe place.

This summer is special because Lexington is finally old enough to help with the elephants’ care, and she can hardly wait. During their first training session, Nyah sends Lexington a telepathic image of the woods outside the zoo, directing Lexington and Fisher on an adventure that involves ghosts, a treasure hunt, and a search for memories. As Lexington gets closer to finding the treasure, she discovers she is hunting for something even more valuable, and she may have to leave the borders of her zoo and face down the wind to find it.

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

The Elephant's Girl

Coming Summer 2020

Untitled Novel

Coming Summer 2021
Fun Facts

Some Fantastic 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 ganache.
• I enjoy speaking to kids who like to read and write and imagine the fantastic!

Fun Facts

Some Fantastic 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 ganache.
• 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.