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A Sandy Grave
By Donna M. McDine, Illustrated by Julie Hammond
A Chapbook for Tweens

The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach? Suggested age range for readers: 8-12












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The trio walked to the beach. Shouts roared over the rumble of the surf. They sprinted down the wooden-planked walkway over the dunes and stopped short.

Down by the water’s edge, a huge whale had washed up, and people swarmed around like bees on flowers.

“Holy cow! How the heck did a whale get here?” Leah pointed.

“Maybe someone caught it,” Hayley said.

Nicole let out a long sigh. “Get real. How could anyone catch something so big?”

The lifeguards had their arms extended and attempted to move the crowd back. The tallest lifeguard said, “People, please stay back. The authorities will arrive to examine the whale and determine the cause of death within the hour. We think the whale must have died at sea and washed ashore.”

Fiction, MG Length: 24 Pages

Release Date: January 20, 2014 ISBN: 978-1616334543

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About the Author

Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books ~ The Golden Pathway.

Donna’s recent releases of Powder Monkey and Hockey Agony will be joined by two more books to be published by Guardian Angel Publishing, A Sandy Grave, and Dee and Deb, Off They Go. She writes, moms and is a personal assistant from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Children’s Literature Network, and Family Reading Partnership.

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