The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball
Cheerful Ruby LaRue and her shy friend Eleanor Bandaranaikes couldn't be more different. Ruby has lived her whole life in the small ski town of Paris, New Hampshire. Eleanor's family is from Sri Lanka. But these unlikely best friends share one thing—they both have BIG plans. So when a mysterious fortune teller urges them to go outside their world to unlock their dreams, they plunge down a whirlwind path to try to reach their goals. A relevant story in today's world – exploring cross-cultural sensitivities and diversity within a classic New England microcosm – The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball questions the role of destiny and the ability we all have to achieve that which seems impossible.
Elizabeth Atkinson, an award-winning middle grade author, is best known for her tween novel, I, EMMA FREKE. While she loves living on the North Shore of Massachusetts, her real home is in the woods of western Maine where she enjoys hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, board games, kayaking, grilling, stargazing, ping-pong, snowshoeing, exploring, swimming, and lively discussions by the fire with her neighbors, friends, family, and doodle dog, Obadiah. Elizabeth visits schools all over the country, virtually and in person.