The Purple Door Book Club (middle grade)

Calling all readers around the ages of 8-12! Join The Purple Door Book Club once a month at Wild Rumpus to talk about books. We meet after the store closes, one Sunday a month at 5:30PM.
 
Mention that you're a member of The Purple Door Book Club for a 20% discount on all of the books we discuss.
 
Future dates and the books we'll be discussing are listed below. (Sometimes we'll have free copies of upcoming titles for our book club members. Those titles are noted below.)
 
Questions? Email staff@wildrumpusbooks.com or call the store at 612-920-5005 and ask for Linda or Kara.
 
 
Sunday, January 12, 5:30PM: Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon
 
Sunday, February 9, 5:30PM: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
 
Sunday, March 15, 5:30PM: Topside by J. N. Monk and Harry Bogosian
 

 

Date: 
Sunday, 12 January 2020 - 5:30pm
Sunday, 9 February 2020 - 5:30pm
Sunday, 15 March 2020 - 5:30pm
Books: 
Zora and Me Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763658144
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - December 27th, 2011

Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Author Award Winner 2011!

Endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust


Whether she’s telling the truth or stretching it, Zora Neale Hurston is a riveting storyteller. Her latest creation is a shape-shifting gator man who lurks in the marshes, waiting to steal human souls. But when boastful Sonny Wrapped loses a wrestling match with an elusive alligator named Ghost — and a man is found murdered by the railroad tracks soon after — young Zora’s tales of a mythical evil creature take on an ominous and far more complicated complexion, jeopardizing the peace and security of an entire town and forcing three children to come to terms with the dual-edged power of pretending. Zora’s best friend, Carrie, narrates this coming-of-age story set in the Eden-like town of Eatonville, Florida, where justice isn’t merely an exercise in retribution, but a testimony to the power of community, love, and pride. A fictionalization of the early years of a literary giant, this astonishing novel is the first project ever to be endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust that was not authored by Hurston herself.

Also includes:
*an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston
*a short biography of Zora Neale Hurston
*a timeline of Zora Neale Hurston’s life

"It is with sheer genius that Bond and Simon have created something for readers young and old — there are familiar references, like the ‘Brazzles,’ for true Zora-philes, as well as revelatory and wondrous information for those readers as yet uninitiated in the masterful storytelling of Zora Neale Hurston. This is a grand and accessible work that educates, informs, and entertains, and one that I am personally grateful was written for all of us." —Lucy Anne Hurston, niece of Zora Neale Hurston


Ella Enchanted Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064407052
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story about a feisty heroine is sure to enchant readers new and old.

At her birth, Ella of Frell receives a foolish fairy's gift—the “gift” of obedience. Ella must obey any order, whether it's to hop on one foot for a day and a half, or to chop off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not accept her fate...

Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse forever.


Topside Cover Image
By J. N. Monk, Harry Bogosian (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781541572850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphic Universe (Tm) - October 1st, 2019

A wild outer-space fantasy about fixing your mistakes and the friends you meet along the way.
When Jo, a headstrong maintenance technician, makes an error that destabilizes her planet's core, she only knows one way to fix things: leaving her underground home for a trip to the planet's dangerous, unruly surface. Soon she's wandering through deserts, riding on the backs of giant beasts, and cutting deals with con artists and bounty hunters. Meanwhile, agents of the core are in hot pursuit. J. N. Monk and Harry Bogosian (co-creators of the web-comic StarHammer) present a wild outer-space fantasy about fixing your mistakes and the friends you meet along the way.


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