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Friday, August 11, 2017

Spotlight and Giveaway: the middle-grade 100 Dresses Series by Susan Maupin Schmid

I'm excited to be spotlighting and giving away Susan Maupin Schmid's middle-grade series 100 Dresses...

If The Magic Fits
(100 Dresses #1)
by Susan Maupin Schmid
October 25, 2016
Random House BFYR

Inside an enchanted castle, there’s a closet—a closet with one hundred dresses that nobody ever wears. Dresses like those need a good trying-on, and Darling Dimple is just the girl to do it. When she tries on Dress Number Eleven, something unbelievable happens. She transforms into the castle’s Head Scrubber! It turns out that each dress can disguise her as someone else. And Darling is about to have an adventure that calls for a disguise or two…or a hundred.

Ghost of a Chance
(100 Dresses #2)
by Susan Maupin Schmid
July 25, 2017
Random House BFYR

Inside an enchanted castle, there’s a closet—a closet with one hundred magical dresses that only Darling Dimple can wear.Each one disguises her as somebody else.
It turns out that Darling needs disguises. A thief is on the loose! Someone is causing an uproar among the servants—moving things around, stealing clothes from the laundry, and even pocketing Princess Mariposa’s jewels. Then Darling and her friend Roger think they spot a ghost roaming the halls. Could the culprit be a spirit? Can Darling and Roger get to the bottom of it all? With the help of the one hundred dresses, there just might be a ghost of a chance.

Praise for 100 Dresses
“A cheery start to a new series, this fairy-tale-style fantasy will brighten the cloudiest of days.” —Kirkus Reviews
A spunky and lively narrator, Darling Dimple is easy to love.” —School Library Journal
“A charming new fairy tale! Readers won’t want this adventure to end!” —Jessica Day George, New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays at the Castle

Susan Maupin Schmid is the author of 100 Dresses: If the Magic Fits. She grew up next to a cemetery. She never saw a single ghost. Not one. But she did have a favorite tombstone: Princetta Blakely’s sparkly black granite monument. Susan liked to imagine what life would be like with such an amazing name. And she read books. So many that she exasperated her local librarian. When her parents built a summer home by a lake, she pocketed a library card at that library. Through the years, Susan has continued to read, imagine, and collect library cards. To find out more, visit and follow her on Twitter at @maupinschmid

Win both books in the 100 Dresses series!
Susan has generously offered a paperback copy of If The Magic Fits and a copy of Ghost of A Chance, for three winners.
-US only
-ends 8/20/17
-three winners will each get both books
-must follow Susan on Twitter to enter
-winners will be emailed and must claim prize within 48 hours
-word spelunking is not responsible for lost, damaged, stolen prizes in the mail
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Danielle H. said...

This sounds unique and fun to read. I wonder if the style of dress matches what she turns into and if she encounters any problems when she wants to end her adventures. Looking forward to reading this series.

Lisa Maucione said...

This series sounds enchanting and fun. I will definitely have to check it out since I do have readers who love fairy-tale stories.

Tonja Drecker said...

What a fun series! I'm pretty sure my daughter would love this one.

John Smith said...

These covers look so fun and exciting! The books sound great!

Lynnette said...

This sounds like a fun series! My middle graders will love it.

Gina said...

Both of these books look great! I know some little girls who would love them!

Dan Denman said...

The book covers are very nice! I love the name Darling Dimple! I am excited to read these books!

pailofpearls said...

Seems like a fun read. Good cover illustrations, too,