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Friesen, Jonathan

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ISBN 10: 031072080X ISBN 13: 9780310720805

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Item Description: Zonderkidz. Book Condition: New. 031072080X BRAND NEW!! MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE. NEW CONDITION!! 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! WE SHIP DAILY!!EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. There's always a Martin. One Martin. Martin Boyle already has plenty to worry about. His germaphobic mother keeps him home from school if she hears so much as a sneeze, and his father is always off somewhere reenacting old war battles. Julia, the most beautiful girl in school, won't even speak to Martin, and the gym teacher is officially out to get him. Which is why Martin really doesn't need this curse hanging over his head. On a trip to the family cemetery, Martin wanders among the tombstones of his ancestors and discovers a disturbing pattern: when one Martin is born, the previous Martin dies. And---just his luck---Martin's aunt is about to give birth to a baby boy, who will, according to tradition, be named Martin. Martin must find a way to break the curse, but every clue seems to lead to a dead end. And time is running out.Editorial ReviewsReviewGr 5-7--Martin Boyle was 'born dead,' his lifeless body placed on his mother. Suddenly the baby moves. From that moment on, his mother does everything in her power to protect him from anything that could possibly harm him. In fact, she crosses over into paranoia and obsessive behavior. Martin's friend Charley is used to him getting on the bus each day with his portable air bag strapped to his chest and his mother running to school to check on his safety. During an annual trip to visit the old family cemetery, the boy realizes a strange correlation among the Martins in the family. It is tradition that the first boy be named Martin, but each time a new Martin is born, the old one must die. His Aunt Jenny is pregnant with a boy, due shortly. Martin knows that his days are numbered so his actions become reckless, which lands him in detention and gives him a chance to get to know his crush, Julia. He has been writing a story about a white knight, a black knight, and a princess, which Julia loves. The story symbolizes an escape that both Julia, a foster child, and Martin crave. The crisis of Martin's impending death is the joining factor in this odd hodgepodge of characters, including Poole, a spirited but unkempt homeless boy. They form a bond in trying to keep Martin alive. This is a sobering read in many respects as many of the adults are directly responsible for the emotional baggage these children carry. Julia fights against it, Poole runs away, Martin's sister cowers, but Martin triumphs. Minor characters such as the physical education teacher who employs completely illegal means of punishment will further fuel readers' angst. This is a great choice for discussions.--Julie Shatterly, W.A. Bess Elementary School, Gastonia, NC -- School Library Journal (School Library Journal )About the AuthorJonathan Friesen is an author, speaker, and youth writing coach from Mora, Minnesota. His first young adult novel, Jerk, California, received the ALA Schneider Award. When he's not writing, speaking at schools, or teaching, Jonathan loves to travel and hang out with his wife and three kids. Bookseller Inventory # 9780310720805

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Warner, Judith

Published by Riverhead Hardcover (2010)

ISBN 10: 1594487545 ISBN 13: 9781594487545

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Item Description: Riverhead Hardcover, 2010. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Warner, New York Timescolumnist and author of the best-selling Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, set out to write a follow-up volume exposing what she believed were capricious diagnoses and medication of children's mental and learning disorders. Instead, she fell down the rabbit hole to an alternative reality. Although she found the stereotype of pushy parents who shop for prescriptions or educational accommodations to fit their overscheduled children, Warner's heartbreaking conversations with pediatricians and the parents of children with mental issues such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, serious depression, or bipolar disorders led her to see beyond her prejudices. As Warner passionately writes, appropriate care for childhood mental illness, if possible, is not necessarily probable. The perceived stigma of mental illness, deep-rooted suspicions of the medical and educational establishments, and, above all, merciless economic factors deny a shocking number of children with learning or mental disabilities the care and medications they need to succeed in school and society. Parents, social workers, and educators will find Warner's compelling study troubling but enlightening. Highly recommended. -Library Journal "This is a groundbreaking, thoughtfully argued book. My experience with families in the consulting room supports Judith Warner's nuanced argument exactly. The myth perpetrated by a breathless news media is fals: In reality, parents don'twant to medicate their children. And every one of us has family members and friends (or ourselves!) who could have led richer, less anguished lives had they been given appropriate medication during childhood for learning or emotional problems." -Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee "This is an important book, a landmark book, a triumph of honesty over bigotry and of patient learning over the the rush to judgement. I see every day in my office the awful, preventable damage done by zealots and reductionistic 'thinking'. Judith Warner rejects the panicky sound-bites that have plagued the discussion of children's mental health for the complexity of truth. She brings to all who read her book the resoundingly good and hopeful news of how much we have learned over the past few decades, how trasforming the best help can be, and how all children can turn into responsible, joyful adults. We owe her a huge debt." -Edward Hallowell, M.D., co-author of Super Parenting for ADDand author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness "Readers love Judith Warner because she is open, honest, attuned, and curious. In We've Got Issues, Warner considers children and psychotherapeutic medicine: whether drug companies hold too much sway, whether doctors over-prescribe, but also whether troubled boys and girls might sometimes need more help than they get today. The result is a caring and informed book that will earn the trust and loyalty of a wide audience." -Peter D. Kramer, author of Listening to Prozac. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1594487545

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Robert Newton Peck

Published by Laurel Leaf (1994)

ISBN 10: 0679853065 ISBN 13: 9780679853060

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Item Description: Laurel Leaf, 1994. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Reading this book is like sipping hot cider in front of a crackling potbellied stove. Every page is suffused with wit and charm and glowing with warmth." Newsweek "A lovely book. . . . Honest, moving, homely in the warm and simple sense of the word. . . . It is small, accepting and loving and it succeeds perfectly." Boston Globe "You'll find yourself caught up in the novel's emotion from the very opening scene. . . . Love suffuses every page." The New York Times "With plenty of Yankee common sense and dry wit, and some pathos as the boy at 13 takes on the duties of a man. For boys of this age and for the young of any age."-- School Library Journal. From the Paperback edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0679853065

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German, Bill

Published by Villard (2009)

ISBN 10: 1400066220 ISBN 13: 9781400066223

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Item Description: Villard, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Under Their Thumboffers some memorable details from the inner sanctum. Despite such anecdotes, though, this book isn't really about the Rolling Stones - it's about being a fan.Under Their Thumbis a story of retaining faith, of keeping a flame burning through bad records and band squabbles and even through discovering that your heroes aren't Golden Gods, but actual people. It also documents a bygone age, before celebrity Web sites, when a kid could spot Mick Jagger at a club, write a description, type it up in a home-stapled newsletter, mail it out a few weeks later and still break news."New York Times Book Review "The epic tale of an obsessive teenager who launched aRolling Stonesfanzine and spent the next two decades capturing the band's whirlwind metamorphosis from behind the scenes.First-rate, firsthand account of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, and a disenchanted chronicle of its increasingly crass commercialization."Kirkus Reviews "Most misspent youths don't bear re-telling. But a visit to Bill German's lost years is a riveting side trip through rock and roll's loftier heights. And some of its chillier depths."Chet Flippo, former contributor toRolling Stonemagazine, and author ofOn The Road With the Rolling Stones "Most people who get to hang with the Stones are either musicians, drug dealers, or groupies. Bill German was a fan who started a magazine for other fans, and ended up becoming good friends with the band. His book tells stories from the inside, a view that few real people ever get to see. And he's not English, or even German, he's from Brooklyn. This book really drew me in." Ian McLagan, keyboard player (Small Faces, Faces,theRolling Stones, and theBump Band) "I've read every word ever written on the subject, and can confidently say that thisis the sweetest, funniest, least prurient or cynical account of life with the Rolling Stones. It excels as an insider's history, of both the Stone's waning era of creative untouchability, and of pre-blog fanzine culture. But it's also a romance; why can't a great, expansive literary love storyrecounting giddy highs, crushing lows, and sobering realizationsconcern a boy and a band?" Marc Spitz, contributing writer,Spinmagazine, and author ofHow Soon Is Never "As a Stones fan, I'm a lifer. I've gone through the required reading list and felt my course of study was complete. But German's book has me gladly entering that 'Rolling Stones library' one more time. His unlikely experience with the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the worldas an innocent kid and journalistis recalled in great detail with truth, humor, and the eventual realization that when it comes to the Stones, 'No Expectations' is your best tool for survival." Meg Griffin, rock 'n' roll DJ at Sirius/XM Radio "German is party to all sort of Stones' doings, many of which are enjoyable, quite a few of which are scandalous. Great rock 'n' roll Babylon stuff."Booklist,starred Review. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1400066220

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Noël, Alyson

Published by St. Martin's Griffin (2012)

ISBN 10: 1250018625 ISBN 13: 9781250018625

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Item Description: St. Martin's Griffin, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Nol gets the message across without being preachy; readers will learn from it and enjoy the novel's suspense and intrigue."-School Library Journal on Faking 19"Alyson Nol finds the perfect balance of heartbreak and humor in this story about sisters, secrets and saying goodbye. I loved every minute of it!"-Hailey Abbott, author of the New York Times bestselling Summer Boys series on Saving Zoe"Noel writes a smart and compelling story about life, love and loss that you won't be able to put down. Saving Zoe is a must-read." -Cara Lockwood on Saving Zoe. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1250018625

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Margery Williams

Published by Running Press, United States (2007)

ISBN 10: 0762429356 ISBN 13: 9780762429356

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Item Description: Running Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Don Daily (illustrator). New edition. 160 x 124 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Beloved childrens classics are old friends. But they can become even more magnificent after makeovers with lush, gorgeous illustrations. This edition by legendary illustrator Don Daily is just such a book. Its stunningly beautiful and full of the pictorial details children love to search over and over looking for new, undiscovered treasures. The story of a precious little stuffed rabbit, his love for a boy, and his journey to become real is sure to delight toddlers and preschoolers and become a treasured keepsake in every family library. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780762429356

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McLaughlin, Emma; Kraus, Nicola

Published by Washington Square Press (2008)

ISBN 10: 1416540148 ISBN 13: 9781416540144

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Item Description: Washington Square Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1416540148 From the Publisher What if your ex was famous and adored by millions? What would you do if you had one chance to make him regret his entire existence? How much would you risk? Kate Hollis's ex-boyfriend's face plasters newsstands and TV, the Internet, and the multiplex. Jake Sharpe is one of the biggest recording stars on the planet, and every song he's famous for is about Kate. For over a decade his soundtrack has chased her - from the gym to the supermarket, from the dentist's office to the bars. Now thirty-year-old Kate gets the call that Jake has finally landed back in their Vermont hometown for an MTV special. The moment she has been waiting for has arrived. On the eve of their prom, Jake Sharpe vanished, resurfacing when his song "Losing" - about his and Kate's first sexual experience - shot to the top of the Billboard charts. And the hits kept coming, each more personal than the one before. Now Kate gets her chance to confront Jake and reclaim her past. But after eleven years of enduring protracted and far-from-private heartbreak, everyone in Kate's life has a stake in how this plays out. Kate must risk betraying the friends Jake abandoned, the bandmates whose songs he plundered, and her own parents, who fear this will dredge up a shared past more painful than any of them want to acknowledge. But after getting the call in the dead of night and jumping on a plane, can she turn back now? Newsweek dubbed The Nanny Diaries "a national phenomenon" and the New Republic proclaimed, "Thank God for Citizen Girl." Now McLaughlin and Kraus have written a poignant, humorous tale about modern celebrity obsession and coming of age during thedivorce boom. With flawless depictions of the 1980s, a charismatic heroine, and their signature biting wit, the authors offer up another lively and hilarious tale of a smart young woman looking for satisfaction in the chaos of contemporary culture. Publishers Weekly The team behind The Nanny Diariesand Citizen Girlreturns with another breezy chick lit portrayal of a woman wronged and, eventually, empowered. When Kate Hollis's childhood chum Laura calls from their Vermont hometown and announces the arrival of Jake Sharpe, a mega rock star and Kate's high school sweetheart, Kate jumps on a plane from Charleston, S.C. (where she's a sustainable development consultant) and makes for idyllic Croton Falls. Through it's been 13 years, Kate still has a primal need to confront not only the boy who abandoned her before the senior prom, but the musical pirate who used her personal life as fodder for his most celebrated songs and cheated his high school bandmates out of deserved recognition and royalties. Chapters switch back and forth between the present and the pivotal middle and high school years where Kate (then Katie) and Jake did the first-love thing: readers get to see Jake's growing he's-just-not-that-into-you-ness and how (surprise!) their Zima-fueled love (it was the '90s) was idealized. While one spends much of the book wanting to shout at Kate to give it up, go back to Charleston and get on with it, McLaughlin and Kraus do get the nagging need for closure in even the shallowest relationships comically right. (June)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information Andrea Y. Griffith - Library Journal The film version of McLaughlin and Kraus's first novel, The Nanny Diaries, opens April 20; now comes their well-timed third novel. So far, the duo has exposed the underground world of New York nannies and satirized corporate America. What's left? How about a statement on celebrity culture and obsession? Enter 30-year-old Kate Hollis, a successful career woman who can't seem to shake her high school boyfriend. Why? The ex-boyfriend is Jake Sharpe, America's hottest musician, and his every no. 1 hit is a commentary on Kate and their relationship. When Jake shows up in their hometown after having abruptly left 13 years ago, right before the senior prom, Kate, too, comes home, finally confronting her ex. Bookseller Inventory # 55602

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Jean Fritz

Published by Puffin Books, United States (1997)

ISBN 10: 0698115538 ISBN 13: 9780698115538

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Item Description: Puffin Books, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Benedict Arnold always carried things too far. As a boy he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being the leader and the hero in every battle, and he never wanted to surrender. He even killed his own horse once rather than give it to the enemy. Where did the extremism lead Arnold? To treason. America s most notorious traitor is brought to life as Jean Fritz relays the engrossing story of Benedict Arnold -- a man whose pride, ambition, and self-righteousness drove him to commit the heinous crime of treason against the United States during the American Revolution. A highly entertaining biography illuminating the personality of a complex man. -- Horn Book A gripping story. . . As compelling as a thriller, the book also shines as history. -- Publishers Weekly An ALA Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year An ABA Pick of the Lists A Horn Book Fanfare Title. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780698115538

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Margery Williams

Published by Running Press, United States (2007)

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Item Description: Running Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Don Daily (illustrator). New edition. 160 x 124 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Beloved childrens classics are old friends. But they can become even more magnificent after makeovers with lush, gorgeous illustrations. This edition by legendary illustrator Don Daily is just such a book. Its stunningly beautiful and full of the pictorial details children love to search over and over looking for new, undiscovered treasures. The story of a precious little stuffed rabbit, his love for a boy, and his journey to become real is sure to delight toddlers and preschoolers and become a treasured keepsake in every family library. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780762429356

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Buehler, Luisa

Published by Worldwide Library (2013)

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Item Description: Worldwide Library, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Paperback, clean, tight, unmarked (Fine), . MERIT BADGE FOR MURDER Hoping for some quality time with her eleven-year-old stepson, Grace Marsden volunteers to accompany the Boy Scouts on a cleanup project in Robinson Woods. But along with the trash, the group unearths a World War II-era army munitions crate containing curious skeletal remains. However, the box itself, not its contents, draws FBI investigators onto the scene. Soon after the discovery, Grace is attacked by mysterious hooded figures. Is someone trying to stop her from finding out the crate's true origin, or has a cult claimed the forest for their sinister rituals? Before long, Grace finds that friends, family and other locals are all linked to a decades-old mystery…one that speaks to the darkest side of human nature. And Grace will need more than scout's honor to survive a killer's snareâ€"and escape with her life. All orders are shipped by Kbooks every business day using USPS Media Mail for American orders and Canada Post for Canada bound orders (from Toronto). Overweight books (>1 kg) dispatched outside North America may require additional shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000193897

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e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Published by Delacorte Books for Young Reader (2007)

ISBN 10: 0385903499 ISBN 13: 9780385903493

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Item Description: Delacorte Books for Young Reader, 2007. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Brand New Hardcover, clean, tight, unmarked, (Fine)() Growing up in a dead-end South Texas town, Mickey had two things she could count on: her big brother, Dannyâ€"the football hero everyone lovedâ€"and a beat-up copy of The Outsiders. But after the accidentâ€"after Danny abandoned her to a town full of rumors and a drunken fatherâ€"all Mickey had left was a smoky memory, her anger, and the resolution to get out of town for good. But Danny is backâ€"and he's not the golden boy who left six years ago. He's altogether a different person, and the life Mickey has worked so hard to rebuild seems to be falling apart. Danny's anger is something Mickey just can't forgive, and his best friend's mysterious death six years ago keeps coming back to haunt the edges of her mind. No matter how hard she tries, she can't remember what happened that nightâ€"and she's starting to realize that remembering is the only way she can move on. She'll have to face the brother who broke her heart, and that beat-up book All orders are shipped by Kbooks every business day using USPS Media Mail for American orders and Canada Post for Canada bound orders (from Toronto). Overweight books (>1 kg) dispatched outside North America may require additional shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000049749

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Eve Bunting

Published by Boyds Mills Press, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 1620910284 ISBN 13: 9781620910283

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Item Description: Boyds Mills Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Suzanne Bloom (illustrator). 280 x 216 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The world is full of great things to be and do. Meet Aliki, Belinda, Chris, and twenty-three more girls who are imagining what they will be when they grow up--from astronaut to zookeeper. A treasure that should be on every young girl s bookshelf and maybe on a boy s as well. -- Kirkus Reviews Bunting has created a winning alphabet book that is playful, inventive, and (coincidentally) politically correct. Accompanied by Bloom s exuberant watercolor portraits, the rhymes feature 26 girls acting out what they hope to become when they grow up. -- School Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781620910283

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Eleanor Estes

Published by Harcourt Brace International, United States (2001)

ISBN 10: 0152025774 ISBN 13: 9780152025779

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Item Description: Harcourt Brace International, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Louis Slobodkin (illustrator). Illustrated. 188 x 140 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. You ve never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way.When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write.even though he doesn t yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special Rufus beans that actually grow.despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don t even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.Rufus isn t just the youngest Moffat, he s also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.Eleanor Estes s beloved Moffats stories are being published in new editions as Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classics. The original interior illustrations have been retained, but handsome new cover art by Tricia Tusa gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today s readers. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780152025779

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Auch, MJ

Published by Square Fish (2012)

ISBN 10: 0312641249 ISBN 13: 9780312641245

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Item Description: Square Fish, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Surviving through the kindness of strangers, especially a guitar-maker and his friends who refrain from alerting child services, Travis discovers that music is the key to healing his mother and his family." School Library Journal "This effort quickly hits its stride, mostly due to well-drawn, believable characters and the strength of Travis's nearly indomitable spirit." Kirkus Reviews " Guitar Boy fills a hole in boys' literature for intermediate to tween readers by telling an empowering story about a very normal boy whose life has completely unraveled. . . . This is the book I'll be recommending to every kid in my neighborhood near Travis' age." Rebecca Waesch, Joseph-Beth, Cincinnati, OH. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0312641249

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Bondoux, Anne-Laure

Published by Ember (2012)

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Item Description: Ember, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "A refugee boy and his mother flee Georgia in 1989 and travel alone through the Caucasus for eight years to reach France. Koumal has always lived with Gloria, who tells him stories of rescuing him from a bombed train and stealing passports from his dead French mother. As civil war engulfs the Caucasus, they escape, moving from one refugee camp to the next, suffering hunger and illness. Along the way, Koumal makes friends and finds first love, supported by Gloria, who calls him her "little miracle," promises "tomorrow life will be better" and reminds him to "be happy. at all times." When they arrive in France, Gloria vanishes, leaving Koumal to survive alone to become a real French citizen. Koumal tells his story "in the right order," from the perspective of a 20-year-old refugee who ultimately discovers his true identity and that of the optimistic, resourceful woman who made "up stories to make life more bearable." A beautifully cadenced tribute to maternal love and the power of stories amid contemporary political chaos." -Kirkus Reviews, starred "An exceptional story."-- School Library Journal, starred "[A] beautifully nuanced novel."-- Publishers Weekly, starred "Readers will find themselves mesmerized not only by the eloquent language but by a plot every bit as harrowing and surprising as Koumail's cherished bedtime story."-- The Horn Book Magazine, starred. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0375860363

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Joe Hayes

Published by Cinco Puntos Press, United States (2014)

ISBN 10: 1935955624 ISBN 13: 9781935955627

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Item Description: Cinco Puntos Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Antonio Castro L (illustrator). 279 x 222 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Joe Hayes is back with another unbelievable, astounding, and totally true tall tale, straight from his own childhood in the Arizona desert.One day little Joe is out in the desert, walking around, and he sees a rattlesnake in trouble. Joe saves the snake s life! That s when things get weird. The rattler follows Joe home. My gosh! It s only a rattlesnake, nothing new for a desert boy like Joe, so he keeps him for a pet. His dad is annoyed, the neighbors are terrified, but soon the friendly snake slithers his way into their hearts. The snake cuddles at the foot of Joe s bed, plays in the yard, he even scares away a burglar and alarms the police. What a charmer! Is there really such a thing as cold-blooded love?Joe Hayes, a children s book writer and one of America s premier storytellers, loves telling tall tales from growing up in Arizona. Whether it s writing stories or telling stories from the tri-cultural American Southwest, Joe is always at home celebrating the imagination of childhood. The New Mexico Library Association named Joe the Centennial Storyteller in 2010, a storyteller so good he only comes around once every one hundred years!Antonio Castro L. was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and has lived in the Juarez-El Paso area for most of his life. The illustrator of dozens of children s books, this is his fourth collaboration with Joe. He and his son book designer Antonio H. work on his books as a team. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781935955627

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Eleanor Estes

Published by Harcourt Brace International, United States (2001)

ISBN 10: 0152025774 ISBN 13: 9780152025779

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Item Description: Harcourt Brace International, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Louis Slobodkin (illustrator). Illustrated. 188 x 140 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. You ve never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way.When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write.even though he doesn t yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special Rufus beans that actually grow.despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don t even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.Rufus isn t just the youngest Moffat, he s also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.Eleanor Estes s beloved Moffats stories are being published in new editions as Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classics. The original interior illustrations have been retained, but handsome new cover art by Tricia Tusa gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today s readers. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780152025779

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R L Stine

Published by SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 145163613X ISBN 13: 9781451636130

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Item Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 170 x 104 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. After travel writer Lea Sutter barely survives a merciless hurricane on a tiny island off the South Carolina coast, she impulsively brings two orphaned twin boys home with her to Long Island. Samuel and Daniel seem amiable and intensely grateful at first, but no one in Lea s family anticipates the twins true evil nature--or predicts that within a few weeks time her husband, a controversial child psychologist, will be implicated in two brutal murders. The horror is grisly (Associated Press) in legendary author R.L. Stine s creepy, fun read ( Library Journal )--an homage to the millions of adult fans who grew up reading his classic series and a must-read for every fan of deviously inventive chillers. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781451636130

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Kristin Harmel

Published by Laurel Leaf Library, United States (2009)

ISBN 10: 0385735928 ISBN 13: 9780385735926

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Item Description: Laurel Leaf Library, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 173 x 104 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A feel-good story . . . we all deserve great reads like this! -- Star Beck is super-duper megastar famous. She rocks--literally--every night in concert for thousands of cheering fans. But the pop star life--tour buses, fauxmances, size 0 minis--is getting a little old. Star can t help wondering what it would be like to be a regular girl--without paparazzi trailing her every move, and without people being nice just because, well, she s Star Beck. And when she discovers that her mom has been lying to her for years about something very important, Star decides to find out what the world beyond her stage is like after all. In the blink of an emerald green eye, Star finds herself . . . buying a car. Eating cheeseburgers. Swapping her stilettos for flip-flops. Getting a job that doesn t require dancing, winking, or mall appearances. And falling for the cutest, realest boy she s ever met. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9780385735926

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Eve Bunting

Published by Boyds Mills Press, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 1620910284 ISBN 13: 9781620910283

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Item Description: Boyds Mills Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Suzanne Bloom (illustrator). 280 x 216 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The world is full of great things to be and do. Meet Aliki, Belinda, Chris, and twenty-three more girls who are imagining what they will be when they grow up--from astronaut to zookeeper. A treasure that should be on every young girl s bookshelf and maybe on a boy s as well. -- Kirkus Reviews Bunting has created a winning alphabet book that is playful, inventive, and (coincidentally) politically correct. Accompanied by Bloom s exuberant watercolor portraits, the rhymes feature 26 girls acting out what they hope to become when they grow up. -- School Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781620910283

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Jean Fritz

Published by Puffin Books, United States (1997)

ISBN 10: 0698115538 ISBN 13: 9780698115538

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Item Description: Puffin Books, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Benedict Arnold always carried things too far. As a boy he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being the leader and the hero in every battle, and he never wanted to surrender. He even killed his own horse once rather than give it to the enemy. Where did the extremism lead Arnold? To treason. America s most notorious traitor is brought to life as Jean Fritz relays the engrossing story of Benedict Arnold -- a man whose pride, ambition, and self-righteousness drove him to commit the heinous crime of treason against the United States during the American Revolution. A highly entertaining biography illuminating the personality of a complex man. -- Horn Book A gripping story. . . As compelling as a thriller, the book also shines as history. -- Publishers Weekly An ALA Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year An ABA Pick of the Lists A Horn Book Fanfare Title. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780698115538

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A. F. Harrold

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2013)

ISBN 10: 1408830035 ISBN 13: 9781408830031

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Item Description: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 170 x 128 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. There are many boys in the world, all slightly different from one another, and most of them are referred to by names. These are often John or Jack or Desmond, but sometimes they are James or Philip or Simon. Once, and once only, there was a boy whose name was Fizzlebert. Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion s mouth every night, he s the only kid there - and he s bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781408830031

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Anonymous

Published by Rarebooksclub.com, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 1236902556 ISBN 13: 9781236902559

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Item Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: .of all, while the more costly works, with elaborate colored plates, should be in every public library. Where it is possible, visits should be made to a museum and a happy hour passed in the study of the collection. Where there is no museum near at hand, parents, teachers, school authorities, library trustees and all interested in the development of children should unite in the work of forming one, the beginnings of which may be placed in the school-room or in the library. In a lesson like the present it is impossible to mention even by name the many family groups of an order whose representatives are legion. Their larvae, or caterpillars, are everywhere and feed upon every growing thing. Every plant has one or more enemies among the countless host. Some feed upon the leaves, some live within the fruit, a few bore into the solid wood, many live in the stalks of grasses, and one even feeds under water in the stems of water-lilies; and each kind of caterpillar changes at length into its own particular species of moth or butterfly. So a lifetime is not long enough in which to learn about them all, but there are certain groups that are so distinct or so common that they can be easily recognized, even by the children, with a little assistance, and these may form the beginnings of a collection. For example, the Promethea moth is the most common of the Giant Silk-worm family, or Saturniidae. Its cocoons are often found in winter, rolled up in a leaf and hanging to the slender branches of small wild cherry-trees. I know many boys and girls, and not a few men and women who were boys and girls once, who will often go clambering and frolicking through deep snow to some bush or tree of the wild cherry or ash, just to see. When found, these. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781236902559

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Glenda Millard

Published by Phoenix Yard Books, United Kingdom (2013)

ISBN 10: 190791224X ISBN 13: 9781907912245

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Item Description: Phoenix Yard Books, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The first book in the Kingdom of Silk series. Griffin has a secret in his heart that nobody else knows - until he meets Layla.Griffin Silk is from an uncommon sort of family, parents Ben and Annie Silk have a brood of five daughters ( the Rainbow Girls ), a son named Griffin, Griffin s best friend Layla who might as well be a Silk , Nell - the tiny bit magic fairy grandmother. When he meets Layla, a princess with a daisy chain crown, he knows he s found a friend. So Griffin shares his inner thoughts with her and together they find a way to deal with his secret. Just like the mythical beast whose name he bears, Griffin discovers he has the courage of a lion. But it will take a friend like Layla to help him find the answers. This unique and tender novel is the first book in Glenda Millard s multi-award-winning Kingdom of Silk series, and will touch the heart of every reader. Through these whimsical, lyrical stories, Glenda Millard writes about families like no other writer writes about families. The books explore important themes of love, loss, friendships, home and belonging, in ways that pull at the heartstrings but are never over-sentimental. Honey for the soul. REVIEWS: Poignant and lovely. Millard has that rare gift of making you feel in a few pages that you ve known these characters, and this place, always. -- INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY (BEST CHILDREN S BOOKS). This is a special, lyrical and lovely story. It gives you a vibrant sense of the countryside, and even more, it takes you inside the mind of an ordinary but most extraordinary boy, Griffin Silk. It will surely touch your heart. -- BERLIE DOHERTY, DOUBLE CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER. Soft, dreamy and slightly Bohemian. Sad yet hopeful, it s hard not to shed a tear at the end. Would read aloud well, engaging discussion. A real surprise. (A book of the week.) -- PETERS EDUCATIONAL BOOKS. The Naming of Tishkin Silk is a truly beautiful story of loss, hope, strength and love. Her depictions of rural Australia are stunning; the reader can nearly feel the heat of the sun through the branches of the apple tree. A splendid and unforgettable read. -- LIBRARY MICE. A gorgeous read with some of the best scene setting I ve ever read and with a family I adore. Even better, it s the first in a series! -- BOOKA UHA S BOOK NOOK. Griffin came into the Silk family after Scarlet, Indigo, Violet, Amber and Saffron. He came early in the morning on that uncommon day, the twenty-ninth of February. His father s prediction, considering the date of Griffin s birth, was that he would be an uncommon sort of boy. With these words The Naming of Tishkin Silk by Glenda Millard starts weaving gentle magic around your unsuspecting heart. Griffin is a member of the somewhat unusual and perhaps slightly bohemian Silk family, who live on the outskirts of a small Australian town. Griffin carries a secret deep inside him, a huge worry that he finds hard to share until he meets Layla, instantly recognisable to him as a princess because she is wearing a daisy-chain crown. Thanks to the thoughtfulness shown by his new friend, Griffin s courage grows and together they do something that heals the sorrow which all the family has felt after a terrible event no-one has been able to talk about for months. Just like Griffin, this is a truly uncommon short novel, the first in a seven part series. From unexpected characters to profoundly moving themes threaded together with sometimes astonishingly lyrical writing, this book is something utterly different and incredibly beautiful. I have never before come across such delicate and yet powerful writing in a novel for children. Unique, breathtaking and full of fierce love and deep sorrow, The Naming of Tishkin Silk is the sort of book that changes you forever, the sort of book you are just so glad to have inside you, to enrich even the happiest of days and to sustain you on dark nights. The dual aspect of this novel - intense sadness and intense hap. Bookseller Inventory # AA99781907912245

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Creech, Sharon

Published by HarperCollins (2013)

ISBN 10: 0061892378 ISBN 13: 9780061892370

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Item Description: HarperCollins, 2013. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New Hardcover with dust jacket, clean, tight, unmarked, (Fine with Fine Dust Jacket), - JP All orders are shipped by Kbooks every business day using USPS Media Mail for American orders and Canada Post for Canada bound orders (from Toronto). Overweight books (>1 kg) dispatched outside North America may require additional shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000205455

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Groening, Matt

Published by Harper Design (2005)

ISBN 10: 0060748214 ISBN 13: 9780060748210

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Item Description: Harper Design, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Comic Book Guy's Book of Pop Culture is an all-new book from the ongoing series: The Simpsons Library of Wisdom. Allow the portly proprietor of 'The Android's Dungeon and Baseball Card Shop' to guide you through the ins and outs, the fast food takeouts, online dates, things he hates, Wonder Woman dreams, internet schemes, chick flicks, Kung Fu kicks, gaming freaks, fan boy geeks, comic books, condescending looks, Tolkien's Middle Earth, his own middle girth, and every other aspect of pop culture from his own expertly acerbic point of view. Comic Book Guy's Book of Pop Culture - it's the worst, we mean . the best book ever! In The Simpsons Library of Wisdom, Matt Groening, the creator of 'The Simpsons', offers an ongoing series of portable and quotable books that will eliminate the need for all religions and philosophies, exalt man's role in the universe and make the world a better place . sort of. No other television show in history has commented so freely and so humorously on modern times, and there seems to be no end in sight for the sharp satire and pointed parody that 'The Simpsons' serves up every night of the week all around the world. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060748214

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Matt de la Pena

Published by Delacorte Press, United States (2010)

ISBN 10: 0440239389 ISBN 13: 9780440239383

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Item Description: Delacorte Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Danny s tall and skinny. Even though he s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball, but the boy s not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it. But at his private school, they don t expect much else from him. Danny s brown. Half-Mexican brown. And growing up in San Diego that close to the border means everyone else knows exactly who he is before he even opens his mouth. Before they find out he can t speak Spanish, and before they realize his mom has blond hair and blue eyes, they ve got him pegged. But it works the other way too. And Danny s convinced it s his whiteness that sent his father back to Mexico. That s why he s spending the summer with his dad s family. Only, to find himself, he may just have to face the demons he refuses to see--the demons that are right in front of his face. And open up to a friendship he never saw coming. Set in the alleys and on the ball fields of San Diego County, Mexican Whiteboy is a story of friendship, acceptance, and the struggle to find your identity in a world of definitions. An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults A Junior Library Guild Selection [A] first-rate exploration of self-identity. - School Library Journal Unique in its gritty realism and honest portrayal of the complexities of life for inner-city la Pena poignantly conveys the message that, despite obstacles, you must believe in yourself and shape your own future. - The Horn Book Magazine The baseball scenes.sizzle like Danny s fastball.Danny s struggle to find his place will speak strongly to all teens, but especially to those of mixed race. - Booklist De la Pena blends sports and street together in a satisfying search for personal identity. - Kirkus Reviews Deftly explores the subject of interracial mixing. - Multicultural Review Matt de la Pena has done the impossible; fired a perfect fastball on the low inside corner and hit a towering home run at the same time. A tough, funny, edgy, hopeful story about friendship under fire and love in its true sense. -Chris Crutcher, author of Deadline and Whale Talk Mexican Whiteboy. .shows that no matter what obstacles you face, you can still reach your dreams with a positive attitude. This is more than a book about a baseball player--this is a book about life. -Curtis Granderson, New York Mets outfielder. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780440239383

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John Kendrick Bangs

Published by Createspace, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 1492238015 ISBN 13: 9781492238010

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Item Description: Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Tom and the Andirons It was perfectly natural in one respect, anyhow. There was really no reason in the world why Tom should not lie upon the great bear-skin rug in front of the library fire those cold winter nights if he wanted to, nor need anyone be surprised that he should want to. It was indeed a most delightful place to lie in. The bear-skin was soft and in every way comfortable and comforting. The fireplace itself was one of those huge hospitable affairs that might pass in some apartment houses in our narrow cooped-up city streets for a butler s pantry or small reception room-in fact in the summer time Tom used to sit in the fireplace and pretend he was in his office transacting business with such of his sister s dolls as could be induced to visit him there; giving orders to imaginary clerks and bookkeepers and keeping an equally fanciful office boy continually on the run. And then apart from the rug and the fireplace it was a beautiful room in which they were. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781492238010

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Anonymous

Published by Rarebooksclub.com, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 1236902556 ISBN 13: 9781236902559

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Item Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: .of all, while the more costly works, with elaborate colored plates, should be in every public library. Where it is possible, visits should be made to a museum and a happy hour passed in the study of the collection. Where there is no museum near at hand, parents, teachers, school authorities, library trustees and all interested in the development of children should unite in the work of forming one, the beginnings of which may be placed in the school-room or in the library. In a lesson like the present it is impossible to mention even by name the many family groups of an order whose representatives are legion. Their larvae, or caterpillars, are everywhere and feed upon every growing thing. Every plant has one or more enemies among the countless host. Some feed upon the leaves, some live within the fruit, a few bore into the solid wood, many live in the stalks of grasses, and one even feeds under water in the stems of water-lilies; and each kind of caterpillar changes at length into its own particular species of moth or butterfly. So a lifetime is not long enough in which to learn about them all, but there are certain groups that are so distinct or so common that they can be easily recognized, even by the children, with a little assistance, and these may form the beginnings of a collection. For example, the Promethea moth is the most common of the Giant Silk-worm family, or Saturniidae. Its cocoons are often found in winter, rolled up in a leaf and hanging to the slender branches of small wild cherry-trees. I know many boys and girls, and not a few men and women who were boys and girls once, who will often go clambering and frolicking through deep snow to some bush or tree of the wild cherry or ash, just to see. When found, these. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781236902559

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Woodson, Jacqueline

Published by Putnam Juvenile (2000)

ISBN 10: 0399231137 ISBN 13: 9780399231131

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Item Description: Putnam Juvenile, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Winner of the 2001 Coretta Scott King award!For Lafayette and his brothers, the challenges of growing up in New York City are compounded by the facts that they've lost their parents and it's up to eldest brother Ty'ree to support the boys, and middle brother Charlie has just returned home from a correctional facility.Lafayette loves his brothers and would do anything if they could face the world as a team. But even though Ty'ree cares, he's just so busy with work and responsibility. And Charlie's changed so much that his former affection for his little brother has turned to open hostility.Now, as Lafayette approaches 13, he needs the guidance and answers only his brothers can give him. The events of one dramatic weekend force the boys to make the choice to be there for each other--to really see each other--or to give in to the pain and problems of every day.Jacqueline Woodson's most recent book for Putnam was praised by School Library Journal: "This fine author once again shows her gift for penning a novel that will ring true with young adults.". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0399231137

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