Monday, March 22, 2010



A Place for Delta
by Melissa Walker
Reading level:
Ages 9-12
270 pages
Whale Tale Press
(June 1, 2010)


I am so pleased that very soon I will be launching a campaign for the middle grade read
A Place for Delta by Melissa Walker.

A Place for Delta
captivates, inspires, and empowers children. The novel incorporates current environmental concerns into the narrative of one family’s multi-generational adventures.

Eleven-year-old Joseph travels to Barrow, Alaska, the most northern town in the United States, to help a group of wildlife biologists care for an orphaned polar bear.

Stationed at a research center with his Aunt Kate, Joseph becomes a player in a complex web of mystery, scientific discovery and danger.

The novel is complete with a glossary and resource section which helps extend the conversation beyond the text.

While I write my press materials and get ready to launch the campaign, I am going to give away 2 copies of A Place for Delta! This contest is open internationally. To be entered, please leave a comment. Posts, mentions, and tweets about the giveaway will earn extra entries for each. Contest will end and winners will be announced Monday, April 5.

Good Luck!!


Kerry said...

I'd love a chance to read this - sounds like an interesting story!

LuAnn said...

I've only read a few books that were set in Alaska. I've always enjoyed them and this also sounds like a good one. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My daughter would LOVE this one. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

Katy said...

This sounds interesting! I'd love to win a copy!


Melody said...

I'd love to read this book! Please enter me. :)

Libby's Library said...

I would love the chance to win a copy.
Thanks so much!


Amanda Daybyday said...

My son is a bigger bookworm than I am. I bet he'd enjoy reading this.

Alice Teh said...

Hi Lisa, I'd love to win a copy of this book. The storyline sounds very good to me, especially one that concerns the environment.


Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Katrina said...

looks like a neat and interesting book...something a little different

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Teddy Rose said...

This sounds like a book that would be fun to read and review. Please enter me.

teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

LisaMM said...

Oh! My daughter would love this book! Pick me!!

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Lisa Whitney Mitchell said...

Posting my comment!

Amy J - Book Addict said...

I would love a chance to be entered for this book!
Amy J

Jenny Girl said...

I love all things polar bear so please enter me.

Jenn said...

This sounds really neat!


stiletto storytime said...

Would love to be entered! Thanks for letting me know about it!


Julie said...

I'd like a chance to win! Thanks!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

This would be good research for my upcoming Civil War YA novel. Count me in!

Bill ;-)

billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:

Sam Sattler said...

Sounds like a book my granddaughter would enjoy...thanks for the chance to grab a copy.

Andi said...

I'd love to read this one. . . I'll tweet it today and mention it my big giveaway - over 50 titles - tomorrow at

Thanks. Lisa.

Stacy said...

sounds like a really good book! thanks for letting me know about it and I'd love the opportunity to win!

Kat said...

I have a 10 year old who would LOVE this book. Throw in the fact he loves polar bears and I think he will be in heaven. Thanks!

Kat said...

I tweeted!!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Thanks for entering me!

Beckyb said...

Sounds wonderful -I would love to win.

thriftymomma said...

love the sound of this book. please enter me in the contest. Paula

Denise said...

I would love to share this book with my students! Please enter me in the contest! Thanks so much!

Suko said...

Sounds like a great book for me and my daughter!


Vickie said...

Lisa: Thanks for the cranium's up! This looks superb. I'd like to be put in the hat for the giveaway for this one.

VWinship at aol dot com

Bookfool said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh! I love anything set in Alaska!!! Pleasy cheezy wheezy sign me up.

bookfoolery at yahoo dot com

Obviously, Bookfool needs sleep. I get weird when I need sleep. :)