About Return to Cardamom
Title: Return to Cardamom (Caramel Cardamom Trilogy, Book #2)
Author: Julie Anne Grasso
Publication Date: July 17, 2013
Recommended Age: 9+
Summary: Life is sweet for Caramel and things are finally getting back to normal. Well, as normal as it can be for a telepathic elf who can train trees and control computers, but she soon finds life on Cardamom is not all cupcakes and apple cider. A saboteur is hiding in the rainforest canopy, and the elves’ precious cardamom export has been wiped out. Caramel is certain it’s another trick of Alexander222 and her Aunt Isabel, but no one will believe her, and the clock is ticking. She must expose the saboteur in time to save the crop or the Elves of Cardamom will lose their livelihood. Caramel won’t rest until her theory is proven. While she is on the hunt, she makes a shocking discovery, one that will change everything.
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The Buzz About Book 1: Escape From the Forbidden Planet
“Julie Anne Grasso has created an action-packed story featuring a range of interesting and imaginative characters (i.e., elves, the Alexanders, and other creatures), intergalactic travel, advanced medical and scientific technology, and complex environmental and conservation issues. Escape From the Forbidden Planet contains an intricate plot which slowly unfolds until you’re hooked and you are left on the edge of your proverbial seat wondering what will happen next.” ~ Mother Daughter Book Reviews, 5 Stars
“It’s part geeky, part science, and part fun, all brought together to become this awesome book called Escape From The Forbidden Planet. I would recommend this book to reading age kids and adults who like sci-fi kids books. Definitely something different. I really enjoyed reading it!” ~ Michael S., Amazon, 5 Stars
“I loved this book. Super great series for middle graders. I loved Caramel. She has a great attitude and determination. I really admired how she was focused on getting home, saving her family but also made the best of being stuck on an alien planet. Definitely a book with great role models for kids. I really hope there is more to come where this came from. Kids need books like this with catchy stories, solid characters who have good values that they can relate to.” ~ Unorthodox Mama, Goodreads, 5 Stars.
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Free Educational Supplements
I am so excited to share with you two FREE EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENTS developed by Carolyn Wilhelm from the Wise Owl Factory. There is one supplement for Escape From the Forbidden Planet and one supplement for Return to Cardamom. These are EXCELLENT resources for exploring the books in more depth with regards to the characters, plot, themes, and lessons learned. Just click on the graphics below to visit the Wise Owl Factory and to examine the supplements.
A bit about Carolyn Wilhelm and the Wise Owl Factory: Carolyn is a highly experienced educator who has developed an incredible blog filled with free lessons and educational resources for teachers, homeschoolers, and parents looking for printables, Power Points, and SMART Board files. To make it easy to find what you need, the resources on the site are categorized by grade level (i.e., K, 1, 2, +) and by skill (i.e., reading, writing, math). If you have never visited Wise Owl Factory, I strongly urge you to spend some time browsing the site: http://www.thewiseowlfactory.com/
About the Author
Julie Anne Grasso is an Australian author with a background in paediatric nursing. She spent many years literally wrapping children in cotton wool. Every day she witnessed great courage and resilience from the tiny people she cared for, which inspired her to write stories about a little girl elf just like them. Add in some very funky technology, her love of science fiction and desire to impart great values through her little girl elf named Caramel and there you have it, the Adventures of Caramel Cardamom Trilogy was the result.
Julie lives in Melbourne with her husband Danny and their little elf Giselle. Most days she can be found sipping chai lattes, chasing a toddler, and dreaming up wonderful worlds that often involve consumption of cupcakes.
Book Website: http://www.julieannegrassobooks.com/
Author Blog: WhenIgrowupIwannawriteakidsbook
Goodreads Author: Julie Anne Grasso
Return to Cardamom Blog Tour Schedule (2013)
Word Spelunking (Guest Post)
Fiona Ingram (Author Interview)
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