Title: Criss Cross
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
First Edition with complete number line. Book and unclipped DJ in Fine condition. Newbery Medal winner. Collectible copy in Brodart. Bookseller Inventory # 001349
Debbie is wishing something would happen. Something good. To her. Soon. In the meantime, Debbie loses a necklace and finds a necklace (and boy does the necklace have a story to tell), she goes jeans shopping with her mother (an accomplishment in diplomacy), she learns to drive shift in a truck (illegally), she saves a life (directly connected to being able to drive, thus proving something), she takes a bus ride to another town (in order to understand what it feels like to be from "elsewhere"), she meets a boy (who truly is from "elsewhere"), but mostly she hangs out with her friends: Patty, Hector, Lenny, and Phil. Their paths cross. Their stories crisscross. And in Lynne Rae Perkins's remarkable book, a girl and her wish grow up. Illustrated throughout with black?and?white pictures, comics, and photographs by the author.
About the Author:
Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of two other novels?All Alone in the Universe, a companion to Criss Cross, and As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat, Snow Music, Pictures from Our Vacation, and The Cardboard Piano. The author, who loves peanut butter, lives with her family in northern Michigan, land of forests and squirrels.
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