Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Metamorphosis of Emma Murry


Middle grade fiction is one of my most favorite genres and one of the reasons I first started blogging years ago as a middle school English teacher. I am always looking out for good YA or middle grade books, especially since my oldest son is approaching the age. 

Today I am excited to share with you a new middle grade novel, The Metamorphosis of Emma Murry. It would be the perfect addition to your tween's summer reading list. Thanks to Rebecca Laxton, I'll be hosting a giveaway to celebrate The Metamorphosis of Emma Murry which just came out this spring, but begs to be read during the summer, especially since the story takes place over summer vacation. Kirkus Reviews called it a "diverting, environment-friendly mystery." I always appreciate a focus on the environment!

Learn More About the Book:



The Metamorphosis of Emma Murry 

Written by Rebecca Laxton

Illustrated by Gracie Laxton

Ages 10+ | 252 Pages

Publisher: Warren Publishing, Inc | ISBN-13: 9781960146236

Publisher’s Book Summary: Thirteen-year-old Emma Murry has three goals for summer vacation: finish her art terms project, land an ollie, and help the environmental club save the monarchs. 
But then her Instagram crush Jeb Scott and his celebrity dad Chester make a surprise visit to Black Mountain. At first, Emma is thrilled, but then she overhears their plans to destroy the monarch butterfly garden to build a ski resort. She and her best friend Sophie add a new summer goal: STOP. THE. SCOTTS.
Emma ignores Sophie’s warnings and makes friends with Jeb, convinced she can change his mind. Then when Chester receives a mysterious death threat, Emma teams up with Jeb to investigate. She slowly discovers people are not what they seem as she attempts to untangle friendships, organize a protest, and uncover supernatural secrets hiding on the mountain.
Emma will have to go through her own metamorphosis by overcoming her fears and facing what she dreads. If she fails, she could jeopardize everything—butterflies, friendships, and her family. 


You can purchase your own copy of The Metamorphosis of Emma Murry at Bookshop, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. You can learn more about Rebecca Laxton by visiting her website.   



The Giveaway: 


I've partnered with Rebecca Laxton to host a giveaway to celebrate the recent publication of The Metamorphosis of Emma Murry. One lucky winner will receive a swag bag that includes: a signed hardcover copy of The Metamorphosis of Emma Murry, a tote, a puzzle, word search, small skateboard sticker, small butterfly sticker, and a large vinyl butterfly sticker made with the illustrator's graphics. Five more winners will receive a signed paperback copy of The Metamorphosis of Emma Murry. Good luck! 



  1. Butterflies! Henry would love that!

    1. Right? I love that, too. Thanks for visiting, Angela.

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    1. Yes! It's perfect for summertime! Thanks for visiting, Michele!


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