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Award winning finalist, USA Best Books 2011, Children’s Fiction. Bakke faces Dot's pain head-on...the shifting relationship between Dot and her aunt, as well as Dot's tender memories of her mother, are especially well done. With complex characters and eloquent prose, it's an absorbing story of a girl's surprising path through her grief. -Publishers Weekly “Dot to Dot is a wonderful and endearing story about the power of books and travel to heal us. Kit Bakke has written a young adult novel that is a perfect mother-daughter book. Following Dot’s trip to England with her eccentric aunt takes the reader on a touching and fantastical journey that also cleverly celebrates the wisdom of Jane Austen and other inspiring women writers of her era.” —Jim Lynch, author of national bestseller The Highest Tide “Dot to Dot is a tale of a plucky young teen’s journey through grief after her mother’s horrific death. Reluctantly, Dot embarks on a trip to England with an oddball aunt who is now her guardian. Once in the old-world land of Jane Austen, Mary Shelly and other inspiring females, however, Dot is enchanted to discover rather magical and amazing things about herself, her mother and modern life.” —Jennie Shortridge, best-selling author of Love Water Memory Twelve-year-old Dot is grieving from her mother's sudden death when her Aunt Tab decides that the two of them need to travel from their home in Seattle to England... Dot to Dot by Kit Bakke is the story of a girl who goes on a journey of distance that turns into a trip where she discovers a lot about herself as well as the people around her. -Cynthia Hudson, Mother Daughter Book Club.com Kit Bakke adeptly follows the mercurial moods and dawning insights of the book’s twelve-year-old protagonist, Dot, on her journey through grief. This is a banquet table of a book, filled with real and imagined heroes, would-be friends, irritating family, cherished memories, new experiences, and leaps through time. True to the best children’s novels we are treated to a plethora of clues that must be solved and secrets that must be uncovered along the way. -Lynn Grant, Yellowwallpaperwriters.com
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Kit Bakke, an experienced oncology nurse, is inspired by strong women including Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelly, Dorothy Wordsworth and Jane Austen – the literary women who shine through in this story of Dot’s travels across space and, just possibly, time. Author of Miss Alcott's Email, Kit Bakke travels widely and presents workshops on documenting oral histories and writing historical fiction. KitBake.com https://www.facebook.com/kit.bakke https://twitter.com/kitbakke
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