Tonya Decker will be at the library Tuesday, May 28, at 10 a.m. She will be doing a book talk about her book Music Boxes. This book is for 9 to 15 year olds.

The book talk will be followed by Mandala rock painting. All supplies and refreshments are furnished.

Published in March, Music Boxes is available on all regular book retail sites.

Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay’s biggest dream is to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights.

When she meets Madame Destinée, the teacher of a top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can’t believe her luck. In exchange, she must perform in the school’s exclusive midnight shows, ones sure to make her a star. But something’s not right ...

One by one, the other dancers disappear. Each time they do, a music box with a figurine just like the missing ballerina joins Madame Destinée’s growing collection. If Lindsey doesn’t discover the truth about the dance school, she might end up a tiny figurine herself.

Tonja Drecker is a writer, blogger, children’s book reviewer and freelance translator. After spending years in Germany exploring forgotten castles, she currently tends chickens and cows on a small farm south of Mountain Grove with her family of six. If she’s not fixing fences, feeding animals or slaying ticks, she’s discovering new adventures, nibbling chocolate and sipping a cup of tea.

 

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