Thursday, May 3, 2012

Just Plain Nora Book Review & Giveaway

Nora Smith is growing up as a middle child in a frontier family.  She struggles with feeling insignificant and just plain ordinary.  If only she can win the Mountain Springs spelling bee, her problems will disappear!  Nora prepares for her moment to shine as champion of the bee.  However, other circumstances prevail, proving to Nora the importance of just being herself.


Funny Bunny's Review: 

Just Plain Nora by Jennifer Hutchins is a book about a girl named Nora who longs to feel like she is unique and one-of-a-kind.

I like Just Plain Nora because Nora wants to be different.  And she never gives up until it happens (if it does)!  Nora, though a daydreamer, tries her hardest to be unique like her siblings.  To me, Nora seems to be a hardworking girl, and though she tries her best, she's just plain Nora.

My favorite part was when Nora braves the storm and gets her name put in the paper.  Not only is Nora happier, she now knows she isn't ordinary - she's always been what she dreamed she would never become.

I really like Just Plain Nora!

Jennifer Hutchins began her writing career at the age of ten by shutting herself in the garage and "banging out" stories on an old typewriter. Her love for writing was born at that time and continues today with the publication of her first children's book. Currently, Jennifer and her husband homeschool their two daughters. She also works part-time as a speech and creative writing instructor to young adults at a local Christian college. Jennifer lives with her family (and many pets) in an old farmhouse that they are restoring together. She enjoys exploring the natural beauty of the outdoors, traveling, playing games, reading, cooking, and photography.

Find Out More: You can find out more about Just Plain Nora online at Jennifer's blog, Little Homeschool on the Prairie or on Amazon.  Her book sells for $11.95 and is recommended for ages 8-12.  You can also find activities and interesting information about life in Nora's time.
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GIVEAWAY!!

So, here's how to enter to win a copy of Just Plain Nora!  For each comment, you will get one (1) entry.

1. Leave a comment telling me why you would like to win

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7. Post about this giveaway on your blog or Facebook

8. Tweet about this giveaway up to once a day:  I entered to #win Just Plain Nora @OurHSReviews http://ourhomeschoolreviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/just-plain-nora-book-review-giveaway.html #Giveaway ends 5/14

**Remember to please leave a separate comment for each entry**

Contest ends on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:59 EST.  The winner will be chosen by Random.org.  This contest is open to U.S. residents who are 18 or older.  If I am unable to reach the winner by email within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected.  Your entry is only valid if you include a way for me to contact you (either an email address in your comment or on your profile).  The winner's name will be obtained and publicly announced.  The number of eligible entries determines the odds of winning.  No purchase is necessary to win and this contest is void where prohibited by law. 

Disclosure:  This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the products to the vendor.  I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.

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I would like to win this for my granddaughter because I think it is some what in the same area as Little House on the Prairie.

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My Elisabeth would like this book. She sometimes feels like she doesn't quite fit in, too.

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I would love to read "Just Plain Nora" because the review was awesome and drawed me in. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance.
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