The Spring Tone

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9780374371531: The Spring Tone

Plagued by headaches and nightmares, Tomomi tries to make sense of her grandmother's death, her little brother's obsession with saving sick and abandoned cats, and her fear that she is becoming a monster

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i feels herself turning into a monster. Her body is changing, and so is her heart. Since the death of her grandmother, this spring threatens to take away the closeness her family once felt, and brings haunting dreams into Tomomi's home.

The house is falling apart. Grandpa keeps old, useless junk around. Tomorm gets headaches that keep her from enjoying the school break until her brilliant little brother, Tetsu, shares with Tomorm his secret life and his terrible plan of revenge for their neighbor. This spring the real and the imaginary have never seemed so close, and Tomorm must struggle to tell the difference.

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Kazumi Yumoto lives in Tokyo, Japan. Her first novel, The Friends, won numerous awards, including the Boston Globe--Horn Book Award and the Mildred L. Batchelder Award. Cathy Hirano has translated several books for young readers, including The Friends. She was born in Canada and now lives in Japan.

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