CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- "All That's Missing" launch party
A launch party for Charleston children's author Sarah Sullivan's new book, "All That's Missing," will take place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Taylor Books on Capitol Street.
Published by Candlewick, the chapter book is aimed for children ages 8 to 12.
The book is about 11-year-old Arlo, an orphan who lives with his grandfather until Poppo has a stroke and Arlo is destined for foster care. He sets out to find his grandmother, who lives in a small town in Virginia.
In a review Publisher Weekly wrote, "In a novel laced with mystery and a hint of the supernatural, ... Sullivan creates a strong small-town atmosphere through Edgewater's citizens, young and old. A quietly affecting coming-of-age story about finding family and confronting change."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer noted, "It's rare to find a quiet, reflective middle-grade novel with a boy as the main character, and rarer still to find one this satisfying."
The newspaper rated the 368-page novel as a B+.
Sullivan is also the author of picture books "Passing the Music Down" and "Once Upon a Baby Brother." She also reviews children and young adult books for the Sunday Gazette-Mail.
"All That's Missing" sells for $15.99.
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