Stars in Your Eyes–a Giveaway!

nate than ever Tim Federle has appeared on the Broadway stage in a catfish costume for “The Little Mermaid”.  He’s danced at Radio City Music Hall, sung at the Met, and performed at Super Bowl halftimes. Now, he’s pulled off the most important feat of all: he’s written a middle grade novel!

From IndieBound:

Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.

Tim Federle writes a warm and witty debut that’s full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.

Tim is giving away a signed ARC of “Nate” to a MUF reader. Please leave a comment below to be eligible and, well, break a leg!


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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. Sounds like a great book!