The Pinballs (New Windmills KS3)

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9780435123826: The Pinballs (New Windmills KS3)

One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. When Carlie, Harvey and Thomas J. arrive in the same foster-home, it seems they will never get on well together. Carlie has been suspicious of people since she was born, but in the end she changes her mind when she learns she can help people.

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You can't always decide where life will take you--especially when you're a kid.

Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again. But against her will and her better judgment, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own Iives.

Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again. But against her will and her beter judgement, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own lives.

About the Author:

Betsy Byars is a widely read and loved author of many award-winning middle-grade books for children, including Summer Of The Swans (Viking), a 1971 Newbery Medal winner. The Pinballs was an ALA Notable Children's Book in 1977 as well as the basis for an ABC Afterschool Special. Other books she has written for HarperCollins are Good-bye, Chicken Little; The Seven Treasure Hunts, illustrated by Jennifer Barrett; and three I Can Read Books, the popular The Golly Sisters Go West, Hooray For The Golly Sisters!, and The Golly Sisters Ride Again, all illustrated by Sue Truesdell. Ms. Byars lives in Clemson, South Carolina, with her husband.

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Book Description Cambridge University Press/Heinemann, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First edition. When Carlie, Harvey and Thomas arrive in the same foster home, it seems they will never get on well together. They all have their own problems and Carlie has been suspicious of everybody since she was born. But in the end Carlie has to change her mind because she learns that she can help people. Printed Pages: 128. Bookseller Inventory # 11478

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Book Description Cambridge University Press/Heinemann, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First edition. When Carlie, Harvey and Thomas arrive in the same foster home, it seems they will never get on well together. They all have their own problems and Carlie has been suspicious of everybody since she was born. But in the end Carlie has to change her mind because she learns that she can help people. Printed Pages: 128. Bookseller Inventory # 11478

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Book Description Heinemann New Windmills, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. When Carlie, Harvey and Thomas J first arrive in the same foster home it seems they will never get on well together. They all have their own problems and Carlie has been suspicious of everybody since she was born! She tells her foster mother: "Harvey and me and Thomas J are just like pinballs. Somebody put in a dime, punched a button and we came out ready or not. and you don't see pinballs helping each other do you?" But in the end Carlie has to change her mind because she learns that she can help people. Bookseller Inventory # 001261

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