The Ancient One–a new giveaway!

Just in time for Women’s History Month, Puffin Books is re-issuing T.A. Anderson’s “The Ancient One”,  featuring that spirited protagonist, Kate Gordon.

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From Indiebound: When thirteen-year-old Kate travels to Oregon for a quiet week at Aunt Melanie’s cottage, her plans are dashed by the discovery of a grove of giant redwood trees in nearby Lost Crater. While helping try to protect the redwood forest from loggers, Kate goes back five centuries through a time tunnel and finds herself facing the evil creature Gashra, who is bent on destroying the same forest. In this extraordinary quest, combining high adventure and heroic drama, a girl discovers that all living things are connected in ways she never expected, and that true friendship can reach across cultures, and even across centuries. 

To be eligible to win a copy of this new edition, please leave a comment below. And here’s to feisty, compassionate role models for all our children!

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Tricia is the author of many books for middle grade, most recently "Every Single Second" (HarperCollins) and the third book in the Cody series, "Cody and the Rules of Life" (Candlewick Press). A frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, she lives in Cleveland OH. You can find out more about her and her work at
  1. Environmental fantasy – my students will delve right into it!

  2. Sounds like a fun time travel adventure!

  3. This would be a new one for me. Sounds interesting.

  4. What better way to engage inner city girls than have a strong female protagonist. This would be a great addition to our classroom!!

  5. I connect with “true friendship can reach across cultures.” That theme can help heal cultural divides.

  6. Wow, this sounds wonderful!

  7. This sounds wonderful – there is definitely something magic about redwoods! Would love to read it.

  8. Sounds like a fun read!

  9. You can’t go wrong with time travel and combining that with a life web lesson is wonderful! Although, my favorite part is the feisty female protagonist. That was always the first thing I looked for when seeking new reads.

  10. I love mysteries and time travel and this sounds like it has both!