Blog Tour: The Door by the Staircase by Katherine Marsh

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Blog Tour: The Door by the Staircase by Katherine Marsh

Hey everyone and welcome to my stop on The Door by the Staircase blog tour! The Door by the Staircase is middle grade fantasy novel written by Katherine Marsh, illustrated by Kelley Murphy, and published by Disney Hyperion. The tour runs from Februsry 15th to February 26th and has lots of fun things like Q&A’s, excerpt, playlists, and guest posts.

Blog Tour: The Door by the Staircase by Katherine MarshThe Door by the Staircase by Katherine Marsh
Published by Disney-Hyperion
Published On: January 5, 2016
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling, Magic
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Twelve-year-old Mary Hayes can't stand her orphanage for another night. But when an attempted escape through the stove pipe doesn't go quite as well as she'd hoped, Mary fears she'll be stuck in the Buffalo Asylum for Young Ladies forever.

The very next day, a mysterious woman named Madame Z appears at the orphanage requesting to adopt Mary, and the matron's all too happy to get the girl off her hands. Soon, Mary is fed a hearty meal, dressed in a clean, new nightgown and shown to a soft bed with blankets piled high. She can hardly believe she isn't dreaming!

But when Mary begins to explore the strange nearby town with the help of her new friend, Jacob, she learns a terrifying secret about Madame Z's true identity. If Mary's not careful, her new home might just turn into a nightmare.

Award-winning author Katherine Marsh draws from Russian fairytales in this darkly funny middle-grade fantasy novel .


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Now I get to share an excerpt with you all in hopes of getting you interested in reading this book! I know we're all thinking about how great it sounds right? Here's some proof:

Just after midnight, Mary Hayes crept into the kitchen of the Buffalo Asylum for Young Ladies andopened a small door on the side of the enormous cast-iron stove. Then she took a deep breath andshoved herself inside.

A chilly October wind blew across Lake Erie, but the stove was not fired up. Mrs. Boot was always tellingMary and the other orphans that cold was good for them—that it toughened them up. But Mary hadrecently learned from one of the older girls that Mrs. Boot did not keep the stove lit at night so that shecould pocket the money she saved on fuel. It was this seemingly dismal bit of news that had given Maryan idea.

Even for a skinny twelve-year-old, the clean-out door was a tight fit. But the worst part wasn’t squeezingherself through it, or even the pitch-blackness when she closed the door behind her. It was the smokycarbon smell. For a moment, Mary found herself thinking about her brother, Caleb. He had been justthirteen months older, and her best friend. It was he who had taught her to read and who had given herGrimm’s Household Tales, the book she had sneaked out of the bedroom they shared on the night of thefire. It was this book that had saved her life.


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