This funny, heartfelt novel exploring friendship, family, and forgiveness, introduces an unforgettable hero, lost in the wilderness of 5th grade, searching for her own shining light.
The author of Lula Bell has donated this book to the Worldreader program.
About the Author
C. C. Payne was born and raised in Kentucky, by a family chock-full of superb storytellers: readers, writers, teachers, librarians and lawyers - yes, Payne insists that any lawyer worth his salt knows how to tell a good, persuasive story. Growing up, she says, all kinds of stories were used, to quiet, to entertain, and to teach life lessons, but all stories worked to instill in Payne a love of the story - any story.
Naturally, at the age of seven, she became a voracious reader. "After that," Payne says, "the house could've fallen down around my ears, and I would've just thought, Does this mean I have to put my book down?"
Payne's first novel, Something to Sing About, received a boxed, starred review from Booklist, and was nominated for a 2010-2011 Children's Crown Award, and a 2011 Kentucky Bluegrass Award.
Meanwhile, as Payne continues to write, she says she's beginning to notice that all her books are like her: hopeful, humorous, and distinctly Southern. She lives in Kentucky. To learn more about C. C. Payne, visit www.ccpayne.net.