Selling Hope

Selling Hope Selling Hope is an inventive middle grade novel about a girl who wants a normal life and how she sees Halley s Comet as her ticket out of the vaudeville circuit It s May and Halley s Comet is du

  • Title: Selling Hope
  • Author: Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
  • ISBN: 9780312611224
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Hardcover
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    Selling Hope is an inventive middle grade novel about a girl who wants a normal life and how she sees Halley s Comet as her ticket out of the vaudeville circuit.It s May 1910, and Halley s Comet is due to pass thru the Earth s atmosphere And thirteen year old Hope McDaniels and her father are due to pass through their hometown of Chicago with their ragtag vaudeville troupSelling Hope is an inventive middle grade novel about a girl who wants a normal life and how she sees Halley s Comet as her ticket out of the vaudeville circuit.It s May 1910, and Halley s Comet is due to pass thru the Earth s atmosphere And thirteen year old Hope McDaniels and her father are due to pass through their hometown of Chicago with their ragtag vaudeville troupe.Hope wants out of vaudeville, and longs for a normal life or as normal as life can be without her mother, who died five years before Hope sees an opportunity She invents anti comet pills to sell to the working class customers desperate for protection Soon, she s joined by a fellow troupe member, young Buster Keaton, and the two of them start to make good money And just when Hope thinks she has all the answers, she has to decide What is family Where is home An oft engaging, pleasantly romantic romp through a fascinating time in America s entertainment history Kirkus Reviews

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    • Lewis Buzbee says:

      I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this sweet and brave book. The world of the 1910 is so faithfully, but gracefully brought to life, through the language of the characters, and artful historical details. And Hope's struggle to find her place in the world, while everyone around her is going crazy, it seems--well, that's what the best kids' books are about, right? But this ain't just a kids' book. It's a fine, fine novel.

    • Kelsey says:

      Amazing book!!!! Loved it so much!!P.S. Mrs. Elliott and Emily, could you tell Mrs.Tubb that I loved it? Thanks

    • Margo Tanenbaum says:

      It's May 1910, and people around the world are working themselves into a near frenzy over the coming of Halley's Comet. Astronomers predict that the Earth will actually pass through the tail of the comet, and despite assurances from scientists that no harm would come to people on Earth, many are panicked, thinking the end of the world is at hand.Author Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, (check back tomorrow for an interview with Kristin!) taking inspiration from the centenary of this Halley's Comet hysteri [...]

    • Katieb (MundieMoms) says:

      I love this cover and I really enjoyed reading Selling Hope. Kristin did a fantastic job at weaving together a wonderful story with historical fiction. Selling Hope is a book that I would recommend for classroom reading as well as at home. Not only does Kristin take the reader back to Chicago in the year 1910, she enchants you with a beloved strong willed, says how it is, young female character, Hope.Hope and her father Nick, are part of the circuit, who travel from city to city with a large gro [...]

    • Emma says:

      May 1, 1910: The world might end in seventeen days when Earth will pass through the possibly lethal tail of Halley's Comet but thirteen-year-old Hope McDaniel isn't too concerned. Her world already ended, in a way, when her mother died years ago and Hope's father, Nick, joined the small time vaudeville circuit.Hope is tired of living out of train cars, boarding houses, and not having any friends her own age. She's sick of being a magician's assistant for Nick and reading Tarot card fortunes to u [...]

    • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids says:

      I love this cover and I really enjoyed reading Selling Hope. Kristin did a fantastic job at weaving together a wonderful story with historical fiction. Selling Hope is a book that I would recommend for classroom reading as well as at home. Not only does Kristin take the reader back to Chicago in the year 1910, she enchants you with a beloved strong willed, says how it is, young female character, Hope.Hope and her father Nick, are part of the circuit, who travel from city to city with a large gro [...]

    • Annie says:

      The ending is worth waiting for!Favorite passages:p. 186The comet was almost as big as the full moon, and between the two of them, eleven forty-five p.m. was as bright as late afternoon. The comet and its glorious spray of light covered the entire horizon. It looked like shimmering, sparkling gold. It looked like a dream.I couldn't help but feel Earth traveling through the vast stretches of the universe. We were all very cognizant of our celestial trek jus then. We were in space. It's easy to fo [...]

    • Mel Raschke says:

      Magician Nick Mc Daniels and his 13-year-old daughter have been on the vaudeville circuit ever since his wife died. Spending her time on trains and in grubby boardinghouses, Hope longs to settle down in Chicago, their hometown, and desperately wishes for a blue notice telling them that their magician act is no longer wanted, but how would they support themselves? She needs money to tide them over until her father finds another line of work. In May 1910, Earth is about to pass through the tail of [...]

    • QNPoohBear says:

      This is a cute little story about an event that few people know about. I think everyone in modern times can relate to mass hysteria and everyone needs a little hope in their lives. The way the author handles the idea of hope, linking it to her character, Hope, is very clever. The message is a little heavy handed but I like the way the final few scenes were played out. The setting of the story is absolutely marvelous. I loved getting to know the vaudeville performers and they really come to life. [...]

    • Leann says:

      The cover and title drew me to pick up this title. It's May 1910, and people around the world are working themselves into a near frenzy over the coming of Halley's Comet. Astronomers predict that the Earth will actually pass through the tail of the comet, and despite assurances from scientists that no harm would come to people on Earth, many are panicked, thinking the end of the world is at hand. Tubb does a terrific job of capturing the atmosphere of the comet panic, making effective use of act [...]

    • M. says:

      I'm not sure why I couldn't get into this book. I found the historical setting very interesting and well researched--it takes place just before (and after) Haley's Comet is going to pass through the earth's atmosphere and many of the people of Chicago, where the book is set, are terrified of what will happen as a result. Hope and her father, a magician, are in Chicago traveling with a down at the heels vaudeville troupe and Hope wants out, but she realizes it will take money to get settled in on [...]

    • Handd51 says:

      The is a really interesting book - but I'm not sure kids will eat it up. Set in 1910, main character Hope is the daughter of and assistant to magician Nick on the Vaudeville circuit as the hype about Halley's Comet takes over the headlines in an era before the current one of immediate info. But the press still loved to wind readers up to a frenzy of fear. Meanwhile, Nick was at risk of being cut from the show when the run in Chicago ended and Hope was hopeful they could stay in Chicago and be "n [...]

    • Beverly says:

      I loved the quirky characters in Selling Hope. Buster Keaton, as Hope's best friend and major crush, was a delightful surprise. I also loved how Kristin Tubb gave readers the feel of life in vaudeville and the feel of the gritty streets of Chicago in 1910. The historical setting was great - Haley's comet is coming and there is a public feud going on between scientists trying to educate and con artists trying to cash in on public fear. Hope decides to join the con artists to earn money for an apa [...]

    • Abby Johnson says:

      It's 1910 and Halley's Comet is freaking everybody out. 13-year-old Hope is stuck helping her father perform his vaudeville act as part of a small-time traveling show and she wants OUT. She dreams of a house to call their own and a stable life where she can make friends and do something - anything - other than perform vaudeville. But to make that happen, she needs money. So she starts selling "anti-comet pills" to gullible people who are terrified that the Comet is bringing the end of the world. [...]

    • Allison Parker says:

      Hope wouldn't mind it a bit if her magician and phiolosopher of a father got cut from the vaudeville circuit. She'd like to try having a real life, even if it means losing their measly income. But Hope's a practical girl, seasoned by a life of smoke and mirrors, and when mass hysteria breaks out in fear of the approaching Haley's Comet, she takes advantage of her Coins, as she calls them. She starts peddling anti-comet pills - just dressed up mints - to people and starts saving up for her and he [...]

    • Teresa Garrett says:

      Hope, a girl, is a member of a travelling vaudeville act in 1910. Halley's Comet is due to reappear and everyone is in a panic due to the lack of information at the time. Hope is not happy in the show as her father's assistant in a magic act. She recalls the time before her mother's death as the happiest times of her life and longs to leave the show and settle down. That's going to take some money so Hope and Buster Keaton, another member of the the vaudeville troop take advantage of the comet's [...]

    • Patsi Trollinger says:

      Who knew that historical fiction could be so much fun? Apparently Kristin Tubb did. She took an intriguing subject - public fear in 1910 that Halley's Comet would unleash 'the wrath of the heavens' - and gave a personal view of it through the eyes of Hope McDaniel who is stuck on the vaudeville circuit with her father. Hope wants a home and a normal life, which will require some funds, and she comes up with the idea of selling Comet Pills that guarantee the safety of all who take them. Hope is b [...]

    • Debbie Emory says:

      A fun-filled romp through the excitement and panic of Halley’s Comet through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Hope. Her talent for magic and mischief takes you through the tail and turbulence of 1910 Chicago with an eccentric group of vaudeville performers. Hope manages to balance her magic act, her “anti-comet” pills business in a back alley, and a budding romance with irresistible Buster Keaton, all while trying to outsmart the villainous boss who bullies Hope, her friends and family. A fan [...]

    • Tj Shay says:

      This is another well-crafted book by Kristin Tubb. I love her mix of storytelling and humor. To be honest, the reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I found it hard to get into at first, which might have been more about me than the story. Because I always must be honest, I couldn't rate it as high as her other two books (which is consumed as fast as I could). Set in 1910 and full of historic facts, this book is very interesting and the storytelling is tight. I found myself laughing out lou [...]

    • Joyce Lansky says:

      I enjoyed getting a peek of life in 1910 through the eyes of Hope McDaniels, the thirteen-year-old main character of "Selling Hope" by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb. In her book, "Coins," or people of Chicago, line up to buy flour coated mints passed off as anti-comet pills that will protect the user from dying from the gases given off from the tail of Haley's comet. This book uses real newspaper headlines to show the lead up to this historic non-event while at the same time, allowing the reader a glim [...]

    • Joan Marie says:

      elling Hope by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb is about 13-year-old Hope McDaniel's race to cash in on mounting fear of Halley's Comet as it approached earth's path in May of 1910 For all folks knew, they could die of poisonous gases or the earth could cease to exist. Determined to raise money so she and her dad could finally leave the grimy vaudeville circuit where she assists her father, the magician, Hope sells HOPE to folks in the form of anti-comet pills made from flour-coated breath mints. As she m [...]

    • M.C. says:

      This is a middle grade - young adult novel set during the time of the first sighting of Halley's Comet. It is incredibly heart-warming and sweet, not to mention its plotline revolves around a circus! Some of the people in it were real persons, and I won't say anything more, because I am so excited to have discovered this little gem of a book that I want you to read it for yourselves.Reading about the hunk of a boy, sometimes brooding, sometimes sunny, who plays a surprising part in the story doe [...]

    • Katherine says:

      Is it wrong to lie to someone if you are giving them hope? That is the struggle that Hope has. She is traveling with her dad on Vaudeville. She also is selling Anti-Comet Pills, anticipating the coming of Halley's Comet. She lies to her customers, but she's also giving them hope. Is that wrong? I originally picked this book up because of its Buster Keaton connection. Buster Keaton was born in a little Kansas town near us, Piqua. Every year Iola, Kansas, actually has a Buster Keaton Celebration.

    • Stasia Kehoe says:

      The story begins with the perfect metaphor of its title and is sprinkled with stunningly apt vaudeville expressions throughout. Readers follow spunky heroine, Hopeful, on a vaudeville adventure in which she encounters a young Buster Keaton, begrudgingly assists her magician/would-be motivational speaker father onstage, and dabbles in con artistry. In the end, though, it's Hope's realization of the connections between stage magic and sideshow sneakery, between tricking the eye and tricking the mi [...]

    • Julia says:

      In May, 1910 thirteen year old Hope and her father a magician in vaudeville get help from fifteen year old Buster Keaton in selling ‘Hope’s Anti- Comet Pills,’ as Halley’s Comet is about to come and many believe the world will end. Hope (and Buster) offer people hope in the form of breath mints and make a small fortune.Hope, in trying to care for her family's finances, begins to care for the people she's selling peace of mind. It's a nice little novel, with appealing characters, but I do [...]

    • Carolyn Fagan says:

      Hope is selling hope in the form of anti-comet pills in May 1910 when Haley's Comet was filling the night sky and people with the fear of a collision with Earth. This while working in a magic vaudeville act with her father, and befriending fellow vaudevillian Buster Keaton. Good coming of age story centered around finding the true meaning of home and hope.Not a big fan of the cover.kes Hope look too young and pristine!

    • Sandy Brehl says:

      Meticulous research permeates this intriguing story based on life on a third rate vaudeville circuit in the spring of 1910 when Halley's Comet returned and generated near mob hysteria in the great debate over science and faith. Back matter does an excellent job of clarifying fact-based aspects of the story, and the fictional characters and plot are nearly as real as the facts.

    • Autumn says:

      Overstuffed middle-grade historical novel with all my favorite things in it. Author clearly did her research on vaudeville and holds Buster Keaton in her heart, but the characterizations and conflicts were weak. OK choice for kids who are way too young to be watching Carnivale or AHS: Freak Show. Also, kids who worry about impending apocalypse!

    • Nancy says:

      Really liked this book for the history. Including Buster Keaton and other real vaudevillians made the story seem more real. I could really see tying this with nonfiction a la common core. Most of my students wouldn't read it, but I have a few who might. However, just telling kids about it got them really interested in Halley's Comet. Can't wait to skype with the author!

    • Leslie Hodgson says:

      I didn't know anything about the history of our planet passing through the tail of Haley's Comet. I thought this book was great. It gave me history and a look into the life of a vaudeville performer. It ended a little briefly I thought, but I would recommend this book to any independent reader, or adult for that matter.

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