Friday, March 4, 2011

Cozy Reader's Giveaway Extravaganza - The World of Ivy


The World of Ivy
(US/CAN - 1 Copy)
by Nancy Gentry

Illustrated by Matt Williams
ISBN: 978-0982261828
Purchase on Amazon
About the Book
 It is May of 1940 as Ivy finishes her 5th grade year in the Tucker's Bayou of Arkansas. Ivy loves learning but hates school. She doesn't fit in with those silly, prissy girls in their fancy lace dresses; she'd much rather wear her cutoff jeans and a white tee-shirt. Her teacher favors Linda Sue - the most girly and prissy of them all. School is also a place where she has to endure Danny, a bully whose brothers are even more terrifying than he is.

Ivy would much rather stay at home with Granpa J and Little Mary, her faithful beagle, enjoying a visit from Miss Dotty, who often brings over homemade muffins and other great foods. She prefers summertime, when she can fish at her secret spot by the creek.

But an afternoon at her secret spot brings about changes Ivy never expected; she discovers a new friend, Esau, who isn't allowed to go to school because he isn't white. Ivy takes it on as a personal mission to teach Esau to read, and she's surprised to find help from a new teacher in town. Still, is this town ready for such a change? She's always been different, but what will this challenge of a lifetime do to The World of Ivy?

About the Author:
Nancy Gentry has been teaching children to read for twenty-seven years. During this time she has read thousands of children's stories with her students and her granddaughters. Combining this love for reading and her love for writing she decided to write her own stories that she hoped children would enjoy. Nancy lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband, Earl. Their two daughters and four granddaughters also live in the city. She has a Bachelor's degree from Arkansas State University and a Master's degree in education from the University of Memphis. She currently teaches at Presbyterian Day School. She loves playing the piano, and on Sunday mornings can be found playing at her church. Nancy is an avid reader of the Civil War, and she wanted to share the events of this war with young readers. The desire to create a story that older children and teens would not only enjoy, but could use to understand this American war was a rewarding challenge that resulted in her first book, Rebel in Petticoats.

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