A Magnolious Cover Reveal
Magnolious (adjective) Very good; magnificent.
Origin: Mid 19th century: formed humorously from magnolia + -ous, influenced by magnificent. —Oxford English Dictionary
Below you will witness something so marvelous, it can only be called MAGNOLIOUS! Hold onto your seats as we reveal…
But wait! First, feast your eyes on the curious sub-title of this forthcoming middle grade from Suzanne Nelson and Random House coming to bookshelves on 6/18/19..
and Some Rather Unusual Seeds?
Suzanne Nelson, please step forward and tell us about these mesmerizing three items…
“THE ORPHAN Ten-year-old Nitty Luce is an orphan and a thief on the run. Her only belongings are a blue ribbon, yellow button, red marble, and a stolen pouch of mysterious green seeds. For as long as Nitty can remember, folks have always assumed the worst of her. Still, she believes she has goodness in her somewhere. She just needs to be given the chance to prove it. But no one else puts any faith in her. Until she meets Magnolious.
HER ELEPHANT Magnolious is a circus elephant, but many believe she’s also a murderer. No one truly understands what happened on the night that her trainer died. No one understands her. Until she meets Nitty Luce.
Happen-chance and a blinding dust storm bring Magnolious and Nitty together, and the two of them embark on a journey through dust-riddled wastelands, searching for hope and safety. When they stumble upon a barren farm belonging to the curmudgeonly Windle Homes, Nitty offers him help with his farm in return for shelter.
AND SOME RATHER MYSTERIOUS SEEDS After all, Nitty still has the pouch of mysterious green seeds. She’s been told that the seeds will grow whatever she needs them to grow. She believes the seeds might help Windle and his dying farm. More than that, the seeds might help her and Magnolious. Because they both need something extraordinary to happen. Something that will prove their goodness and bring back the hope that the dust storms have stolen.
But as the seeds start to grow, so does a mystery involving the farm and the surrounding town of Fortune’s Bluff. Soon, Nitty, along with newfound friends Twitch and Bernice, are trying to save Windle’s farm, Fortune’s Bluff, and beloved Magnolious from foulsome rotten villainy. This is a story about hope, faith, and finding family. This is a story about magic, mysterious seeds, and—yes—even mustaches.
This is a story about an orphan girl and her extraordinary elephant—a story about how the smallest seeds can sprout the greatest friendships.”
AND NOW (drumroll please…)