Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley

Finding Esme

Twelve-year-old Esme’s life changes when she discovers dinosaur bones on her family’s peach farm in Texas.Fans of Wendy Maas and Lynda Mullaly Hunt will love this perfectly pitched story about friendship, family, and loss from Suzanne Crowley, the acclaimed author of The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous.After her grandfather died from a heart attack while driving his tractor, Esme has avoided returning to the spot where he lost his...

Details Finding Esme

TitleFinding Esme
Release DateAug 14th, 2018
PublisherGreenwillow Books
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade

Reviews Finding Esme

  • Nancy
    I received the novel “Finding Esme” through an advanced reader’s edition giveaway. “Finding Esme” is a young adult novel geared towards students in the third through seventh grades. However, due to some of the themes, I would recommend this book be geared towards middle school students in the fifth through eighth grades. “Finding Esme” tells the story of a girl named Esme, her life after her grandfather’s death, and her discovery ...
  • Melanie Dulaney
    4th-7th grade students who are looking for a realistic, sad-happy heartwarmer that isn’t terribly long will enjoy the story of Esme, her unusual family, loyal friend Finch, and her discovery of a complete dinosaur skeleton up on the hill where her grandfather her grandfather died. The setting is a small, financially struggling town in north Texas likely during the 1950s or 60s. 12 year old Esme is hoping to grow into her tiny, not exactly typic...
  • Stacy
    Dinosaur bones. Unearthing the past to make sense of the present. An even-paced book that slowly builds layers upon layers that leads up to heartaches and bittersweet endings. Suzanne has done a magnificent job giving Esme, her family, and her town depth and a heap of realness. There are many quiet moments, truths and wisdoms subtly written, but for me my favorite was Bee, Esme's grandmother. She reminded me of my own -- practical, hardworking, s...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Did not meet the needs of my collection at this time.
  • Loriann
    "Finding Esme" by Suzanne Crowley is a touching story about finding oneself in the crazy tangle of family. Following one's intuition is always the best heart to follow.