Elizabeth Atkinson’s quirky, heartfelt middle grade novels include From Alice to Zen (Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books), I Emma Freke (starred School Library Journal review, Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books, gold Moonbeam Award, Honor Book Award by the Society of School Librarians International, the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award shortlist, Sunshine State Young Reader Award, and the Ado-Lisant prize in Belgium for the French Edition), The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball (2016 Maine Literary Finalist and awaiting 2017 Scandinavian release in Swedish, Finnish, and Norwegian) and her most recent, The Island of Beyond (Spring 2016). Raised in Harvard, Massachusetts, Elizabeth received her MA in Liberal Studies (with a concentration in Creative Writing) at Dartmouth College. She currently divides her time between Newburyport, Massachusetts and Center Lovell, Maine. Her favorite part of writing novels for children is visiting with (in person and virtually) schools, libraries, book clubs, and offering fun, interactive writing workshops to middle grade students. Please visit www.elizabethatkinson.com to learn more. Come meet Elizabeth Atkinson and dozens of additional Maine writers at Books in Boothbay on July 9!