Amazon Giveaway: The Natural Genius of Ants

Amazon Giveaway: The Natural Genius of Ants

Welcome to the book blitz for The Natural Genius of Ants  by Betty Culley! This MG novel sounds like a perfect read for the summer. Keep reading to learn more about the book and enter the giveaway to win a copy of the book +Bookmark, 1 Winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card. (INT)

the natural genius of antsTitle: The Natural Genius of Ants
Author: Betty Culley
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 10, 2022

Summary (from Goodreads):

A summer ant farm grows into a learning experience for the entire family in this lyrical coming-of-age story from the award-winning author of Down to Earth.

Harvard is used to his father coming home from the hospital and telling him about all the babies he helped. But since the mistake at work, Dad has been quieter than usual. And now he is taking Harvard and his little brother, Roger, to Kettle Hole, Maine, for the summer. Harvard hopes this trip isn’t another mistake.

In the small town where he grew up, Dad seems more himself. Especially once the family decides to start an ant farm— just like Dad had as a kid! But when the mail-order ants are D.O.A., Harvard doesn’t want Dad to experience any more sadness.

Luckily, his new friend Nevaeh has the brilliant idea to use the ants crawling around in the kitchen instead. But these insects don’t come with directions. So the kids have a lot to learn—about the ants, each other, and how to forgive ourselves when things go wrong.

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About Betty Culley

betty culley

Betty Culley’s debut novel in verse Three Things I Know Are True, was a Kids’ Indie Next List Top Ten Pick, an ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee, and the 2021 Maine Literary Book Award Winner for Young People’s Literature. Her first middle-grade novel Down to Earth is inspired by her fascination with meteorites, voyagers from another place and time. She’s an RN who worked as an obstetrics nurse and as a pediatric home hospice nurse. She lives in central Maine, where the rivers run through the small towns.


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