Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

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Storybook Maggie Celebrates 7 Years Over the Moon!

Vaulters celebrated with Maggie at the Gold Medal Pole Vault Camp in Andale, Kan., 2013. Youngsters who were teens when the book was published are in their 20s today.

GRAIN VALLEY, Kan. — A lot has happened in the world of pole-vaulting in the past seven years, and storybook heroine Maggie Steele has been there.

Published Oct. 12, 2013, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is a classic story in the pole-vault community.

Published October 12, 2012, the young adult novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon celebrates it’s 7th year today. The saga has become the gold-medal story of the sport, earning praise for it’s positive message for young teens, especially girls.

“It’s amazing to think that youngsters who were 13 when the book came out are 20 today!” said author Grant Overstake.

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has stood the test of time as a story that defines grit and perseverance, which is what this great sport is all about.”

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is the magical story of Maggie Steele, a gritty Kansas farm girl who rebounds after tragedy and reaches new heights as a pole-vaulter. Kirkus Reviews calls it, “A fine young adult novel about perseverance in sports and in life.” The story also was voted the No. 1 Athlete Girl Book on Goodreads, and named national Book of the Week by Bookworks Publishers Weekly.

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Gilbert Eager to Perform Maggie on Audiobook


Can you hear it?!

The media buzz is getting louder about the upcoming performance and release of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook by Tavia Gilbert!


Read Tavia Gilbert’s interview on The Reading Date

In celebration of Audiobook Month in June, The Reading Date blog recently posted a wonderful interview with Tavia, in which the award-winning narrator was asked,  What’s coming up for you? Any upcoming audiobook releases you’re particularly jazzed about?

NewComingSoonAdwithBorderTavia replied: THE MIDWIFE, by Jolina Petersheim, has just released. She’s a young, heart-felt, unusual novelist, and one to watch (or listen for)! Daryl Gregory’s AFTERPARTY and Alena Graedon’s THE WORD EXCHANGE are both really great, futuristic, cautionary tales, though very different. I loved narrating FIREBALL, the story of Carole Lombard’s incredible life and untimely death.  And I’m performing a wonderful YA novel, MAGGIE VAULTS OVER THE MOON this summer…” (Emphasis added)

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