Thursday, December 5, 2013

Blog Tour - Green Leaf, The Potawatomi Boy - Lisa J Lickel

Green Leaf, The Potawatomi Boy
Lisa J Lickel, illustrated by Brenda Hendricks

About the Book:
Green Leaf’s cousins are all older than he and don’t like to play fair. He longs for a friend his own age he can play with, explore and fish with. When he meets a Luxembourger boy, Henri, Green Leaf is sure they could become friends, but Henri’s words are strange to Green Leaf. How can they play and explore together? Green Leaf’s mother says, “Friends learn to speak one another’s words.” But will Green Leaf learn to say his friend’s words well enough to save Henri when he falls into danger?

The books include references, glossaries, and special illustrations and a picture search. They are suitable for early to middle grades, ages 7-9 or so.

Kindle - on special sale during December 1- 16, $.99
Also available in print from online retailers or from your favorite bookseller. $5.95

From December 1 through December 16, the John 3:16 Marketing Network is hosting a Christmas Book Launch and The Potawatomi Boy is a featured book. As part of the event, the Network is offering a $200 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, go to and enter the Rafflecopter toward the bottom of the page.

For an added bonus to the $200 Amazon drawing and other freebies from this special holiday promotion, Lisa is giving away a copy of the second book in the series, The German Girl, to someone who comments on all six excerpts of the excerpt tour.

Due to some unforeseen glitches, Excerpt One will be shown on this blog today and excerpt Two tomorrow. Leave a comment here, then hop to the following spots for more excerpts!

Lorilyn Roberts – 3, December 4
Emma Right – 4, December 5 
Carol A. Brown – 5, December 7
Janis Cox – 6, December 16  

Chapter One
In the month of strawberries, Green Leaf’s breath made a cloud in front of his nose. His long shirt felt stiff. Goose bumps dotted his aunt’s arms. Mother held tight to her scarf….
Today, Green Leaf, his mother, and his aunt walked to the village of the Big Hair people. Mother carried maple vinegar and dried juniper berries in a basket along with the green fish Green Leaf trapped that morning near the join of the creeks. He had hoped to eat the fish himself, but Mother said they’d make a fine trade.

About the Author:
Lisa Lickel is a Wisconsin writer who lives with her husband in a hundred and sixty-year-old house built by a Great Lakes ship captain. Surrounded by books and dragons, she writes inspiring fiction. Her published novels include mystery and romance, all with a twist of grace. She has penned dozens of feature newspaper stories, short stories, magazine articles and radio theater. She is the editor in chief of Creative Wisconsin magazine. Lisa also is an avid book reviewer, a freelance editor, a writing mentor, a hostess at Clash of the, and enjoys blogging at and She loves to encourage new authors. Find more at


  1. Thank you, Kara, for hosting me, and helping me out with catching up on the excerpts. I'll give away a copy of The German Girl to someone who stops and comments on all six excerpts - today and tomorrow here with Kara; three at Lorilyn's blog- and four at Emma Right, Five will be with Carol Brown on Dec 7,, and the final one with Janis Cox on the last day of the tour - Dec. 16

  2. Sounds great for kids. I did a ton of research into the Cherokee culture when i was doing another writing project. It's fascinating stuff.

    1. At the library the other night a young boy and his mom came. They were part Cherokee. Absolutely fascinating.

  3. Love working w/the Native Americans; we've done that a lot in the past. And my own research took me into Danny's ancestry Blackfoot. I agree, It's fascinating stuff!

    1. One of my fav visits was the Blackfeet res museum in the US - they're really proud of their ancestry.