“Tonya Duncan Ellis is obviously a keen observer and reading her book is both an informative and a delightful experience.” – Reader’s Favorite
“A satisfying read, full of real-life lessons and good-hearted characters.” Kirkus Reviews
Forty days without video games? Oh no!
Sixth-grader Sophie Washington and her friends are back with an interesting book about having fun with video games while keeping balance. It’s almost Easter, and Sophie and her family get ready to start fasts for Lent with their church, where they give up doing something for 40 days that may not be good for them. Her parents urge Sophie to stop tattling so much, and encourage her second-grade brother Cole to give up something he loves most, playing video games.
Holiday Market– Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9600 Scanlan Trace Boulevard, Missouri City, TX.
Tonya Duncan Ellis is an award-winning author of the Sophie Washington book series: Queen of the Bee, The Snitch, Things You Didn’t Know About Sophie, and The Gamer. She also writes feature articles for family magazines. Growing up, her favorite video game was Ms. Pac-Man. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband and three children.
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face shine on you
And be gracious to you;
The Lord turn his face toward you
And give you peace.
I lift my head up from prayer and my eight-yearold brother, Cole, grumbles, “I’m starving,” as we hustle out of the crowded church.
New Faith Church is one of the largest Baptist churches in Houston. I love coming with my dad, mom and little brother each week, and it looks like the entire congregation showed up today. During the service we were squished in our seats like sardines, and Mom had to put her purse on the floor to make room. I spot my best friend Chloe in the row across from us. She and her family have been attending New Faith since she was little, just like we have.