Books by Nancy Tandon

River Bend is delighted to offer signed and personalized copies of Nancy Tandon's middle grade novels, The Way I Say It, and, The Ghost of Spruce Point.


Pre Order Nancy Tandon's The Ghost of Spruce Point at River Bend BookshopTHE GHOST OF SPRUCE POINT

A young boy must unravel a curse to save his family’s beloved Maine motel in this spooky middle grade novel sure to delight fans of Whispering Pines and The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street!

Twelve-year-old Parker has grown up in his family’s Home Away Inn, nestled on a wooded peninsula in Maine called Spruce Point. His best friend, Frankie, has been staying at the inn every summer for years with her family. Together, they’ve had epic adventures based out of a nearby old treehouse that serves as their official headquarters for Kids Confidential Meetings.

But lately, business at the inn hasn’t been great, and Parker is pretty sure he knows why. It’s long been rumored that Mrs. Gruvlig, one of the few year-rounders on Spruce Point, has unique abilities of the supernatural kind. And Frankie is absolutely sure she saw a ghost on Mrs. Gruvlig’s property! As more and more spooky happenings occur around the Point, Parker and Frankie are convinced Spruce Point has been officially cursed.



The Way I Say It by Nancy Tandon available at River Bend BookshopTHE WAY I SAY IT

Sixth-grader Rory’s story of his impossible-to-hide speech impediment and middle-school drama is perfect for fans of Sharon Draper’s Out of My Mind.

Rory still can’t say his r’s, but that’s just the beginning of his troubles. First Rory’s ex-best-friend Brent started hanging out with the mean lacrosse kids. But then, a terrible accident takes Brent out of school, and Rory struggles with how to feel.

Rory and his new speech teacher put their heads together on Rory’s r’s (not to mention a serious love of hard rock and boxing legend Muhammad Ali), but nobody seems to be able to solve the problem of Rory’s complicated feelings about Brent. Brent’s accident left him with brain-damage and he’s struggling. Should Rory stand up for his old friend at school–even after Brent failed to do the same for him?



Pre Order The Way I Say It by Nancy Tandon from River Bend BookshopABOUT THE THE AUTHOR

Nancy Tandon grew up in Michigan and is a former substitute teacher, speech-language pathologist, and adjunct professor of communication disorders. She now lives in New England with her family and writes stories for young readers.



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