Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Hideaway by Pam Smy

The Hideaway by Pam Smy
Pavilion Children's Books, September 7, 2021, 256 pages
$19.95 ISBN: 978-1-84-365479-7

The Hideaway combines gripping text and stunning illustration to tell the story of Billy McKenna, a boy who runs away from a difficult situation at home and takes refuge in an overgrown graveyard to deal with his mixed-up emotions. There, Billy meets an elderly man who tends the graves in preparation for All Souls' Eve, and ultimately witnesses the magical events that come to pass on that spooky night. 

Interwoven in Billy's supernatural story is the all-too-realistic tale of his mother's situation at home and the police search for Billy. With themes of family and childhood, separation and reunion, domestic violence and doing the right thing, this is an important and beautiful book for middle graders through adults.

Billy's story is illustrated throughout in tonal and textured black and while drawings, until the event on All Souls' Eve, when the text gives way to a series of double page images of the supernatural happening. 

The Hideaway is a compelling, exciting and emotional story that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Meet the Author:
Pam Smy studied illustration at Cambridge School of Art, where she now lectures part-time. Pam has illustrated books by Conan Doyle, Julia Donaldson, and Kathy Henderson, among others. Her first novel, Thornhill, was a critical and commercial success, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the UKLA Book Awards, the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018, and winning the 2018 British Book Design & Production Award for Graphic Novels. She lived in Cambridge, UK. 
Connect with Pam on her website Pam Smy
or on Instagram @pamsmyillustrator
or follow her on Amazon: Pam Smy
The Giveaway:
Five (5) winners will receive a hardcopy of The Hideaway. This giveaway is open to books lovers in the United States and in the United Kingdom (US/UK). The giveaway ends on September 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET

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