Kristin Butcher
   
 

Teacher turned author, Kristin Butcher’s professional writing career began in 1997 with the publication of her novel, The Runaways. Fourteen more books have since followed including CLA honour book, The Gramma War (Orca Book Publishers), and Chocolate Lily Award winning Zee’s Way (Orca Book Publishers). Whether she’s writing for a younger audience or for teens, Butcher is totally devoted to drawing her readers into her books so that they become a part of the story. Butcher lives in Campbell River, British Columbia.

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juvenile NOVEL

144 pages / trade paper

Available in the US
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ISBN: 978-1-897235-58-4
List Price: $12.95

Kristin Butcher

 

Did Jessica murder one of her playmates, a troubled boy named Charlie when she was twelve years old? A recurring dream forces her to ask that question. Disturbed by the vision and needing to clear her conscience, Jessica returns to Victoria, British Columbia, her hometown and the site of the possible crime. There she catches up with her longtime best friend, Jilly, who confirms that Charlie did in fact go missing the week that Jessica’s family relocated to Australia. But a memory-erasing bout of meningitis at the time of the incident means Jessica doesn’t recall the questioning police officers, the extensive ground search, or being the last person to see Charlie alive. As a real best friend would, Jilly jumps head first into this six-year-old mystery and offers support during one of Jessica’s most trying times. She keeps Jessica from tackling the dangerous dilemma alone and summons the police when the two become neck deep in trouble. After a thrilling summer in Victoria will Jessica be able to acquit herself of murder before entering college in Calgary, or will her memory of Charlie’s death remain a fear she must learn to live with?

In Return to Bone Tree Hill, experienced YA writer Kristin Butcher chronicles a mystery that has the reader piecing together the evidence alongside Jessica and Jilly. From life and love conversations under the Bone Tree and the feverish nightmare that continues to offer nebulous clues, to midnight sleuthing and a few life or death confrontations, even the most reluctant readers will be caught up by the minute-to-minute action of these furtive, accidental detectives.


Ages 9-13

 

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young adult NOVEL

192 pages / trade paper

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ISBN: 978-1-895449-90-7
List Price: $14.95

Kristin Butcher


“The front of the book was silver, except for a dull black circle that resembled a bottomless hole. Inside the hole, falling into it almost — in eerie green letters was the title. Ashleigh wondered what it meant — The Tomorrow Tunnel.”
Strangely enough, Ashleigh never gets very far into the book without falling asleep; but the dreams she has, then, bring the future to life in scary and troubling ways. The suspense in this wonderfully fast-moving novel never lets up till the final line. Funny, spooky, and very tuned-in to the politics of family, friends and school, The Tomorrow Tunnel is in a class of it’s own.

Ages 8-12

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