Light Comes to Shadow Mountain


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$17.99  $16.73
Holiday House
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5.7 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Toni Buzzeo is a New York Times bestselling children's author. She has published twenty-nine picture books for kids as well as eleven books for teachers and librarians. A former librarian and college and high school writing teacher, Toni and her books have won many awards, including a 2013 Caldecott Honor for One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small. Her fictional human and animal characters echo children's experiences in a variety of ways. Her nonfiction topics range from inspiring biographies of women scientists to board books about vehicles and transportation. Endlessly enthusiastic, Toni draws on her career experiences as an elementary school librarian in crafting her books and speaking with audiences of children in schools and libraries. Toni lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.


"Shines a nuanced light on rarely explored historical events."--Kirkus Reviews

"Full of a nuanced depiction of the Appalachian region, spirited girls who dream of greatness, and neighbors always ready to lend a hand. . . . The heart of this book will appeal to readers of such classic novels as Carol Ryrie Brink's Caddie Woodlawn."--Booklist

"With each page turn, you will fall more deeply into this time and place, with all its hard reckonings. But despite the darkness, light emerges. Your heart will be filled with it."--Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award Finalist for The Underneath

"Cora's spirit shines so bright the pages glow. She's exactly the friend you'd want beside you when things are darkest." --Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of Pax

"This book is an invitation to meet delightful characters, dwell in an enticing place, and learn about an important time in our shared history. I love books that blend darkness and light--both literally and figuratively--to tell the truth, ignite my empathy, and show me the world from a fresh perspective. This is such a book." --Lauren Wolk, Newbery Honor-winning author of Wolf Hollow