Hi everyone! As regular readers of the blog might know by now, there are few things that bring me more joy than a fun and engaging middle grade story, which is why I was super excited when Krista Van Dolzer approached me and asked whether I would be available to host the exclusive cover reveal for her upcoming middle grade novel, The Multiplying Mysteries of Mount Ten! (The answer: OF COURSE I’M AVAILABLE!) Coming to a bookstore and library near you April 9th 2019 from Bloomsbury Children’s Books, The Multiplying Mysteries of Mount Ten follows the story of twelve-year-old painter Esther, whose plans for a summer at art camp go awry when her father mistakenly drops her off at Camp Archimedes – a math camp! – instead. After solving a supposedly impossible math problem, Esther becomes the target of someone who will stop at nothing to make her leave Camp Archimedes at any cost and it’s up to Esther to solve this mystery behind these threatening notes before it’s too late! The cover of The Multiplying Mysteries of Mount Ten was illustrated by Iacopo Bruno. Please read on to learn more about The Multiplying Mysteries of Mount Ten, including a note from the author and an opportunity for one lucky reader to win a signed advance reader copy of the novel!
About Krista Van Dolzer
Krista Van Dolzer is a stay-at-home mom by day and a children’s author by bedtime. She lives with her husband and four kids in Layton, Utah, where she watches too much college football and looks for her dead people online. She’s the author of The Sound of Life and Everything (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, May 2015) and Don’t Vote For Me (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, August 2015) as well as the forthcoming Earth To Dad (Capstone, August 2018) and The Multiplying Mysteries of Mount Ten (Bloomsbury Children’s, April 2019).
I am so, SO pleased with how the cover turned out. When Editor Allison first mentioned they’d brought on Iacopo Bruno, it already felt like I’d hit the cover jackpot, and the final product certainly didn’t disappoint. The color palette is just perfect – so bright and eye-catching – and I love how Mr. Bruno brought so many of the book’s various elements together into one cohesive piece. This cover is just as fun to look at as the book was to write!
Title The Multiplying Mysteries of Mount Ten
Author Krista Van Dolzer
Pages 272 Pages
Intended Target Audience Middle Grade
To Be Published April 9th 2019 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
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Twelve-year-old painter Esther can’t wait to attend Camp Vermeer, the most prestigious art camp around. But when her stepdad accidentally drives up the wrong mountain, she lands at Camp Archimedes — a math camp! Determined to prove herself to the other campers, she tackles a brain teaser that’s supposed to be impossible and solves it in a single day. But not everyone is happy about it…someone wants her out of camp at any cost, and starts leaving cryptic, threatening notes all over the grounds. Esther doesn’t know who to trust. Will she solve this riddle before it’s too late?
Featuring tricky logic puzzles readers can solve along with the characters and starring a unique, smart, and crafty young heroine, this story has just the right mix of mystery, humor, and wit.
As an extra, exciting bonus, Krista has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to win a signed ARC of The Multiplying Mysteries of Mount Ten! One winner will be chosen at random at the conclusion of the giveaway and the prize will be distributed by Krista when ARCs become available. Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter!