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English

ISBN: 0547152604

EAN: 9780547152608

Category: Juvenile Fiction / General/Juvenile Fiction / Family / General/Juvenile Fiction / School & Education

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Release Date: 04/05/2011

Age Range: 10-14

Synopsis: National Book Award Finalist[A] stealthily powerful, unexpectedly affirming story of discovering and rescuing ones best self.-- Booklist , starred reviewIn this companion novel to The Wednesday Wars , Doug struggles to be more than the skinny thug that some people think him to be. He finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer, who gives him the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a town, and the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Schmidt expertly weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival.

Awards: American Library Association Notable Books for Children – null  Beehive Young Adults Book Award – null  Black-Eyed Susan Book Award – null  Georgia Childrens Book Award – null  Grand Canyon Reader Award – null  Maud Hart Lovelace Award – null  National Book Awards – null  Nevada Young Readers Award – null  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year – null  Teen Buckeye Book Award – null  Volunteer State Book Award – null  Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award – null  Young Hoosier Book Award – null  Young Readers Choice Award – null 

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Illustrated: Yes

Format: Hardcover

Height: 1.13 inches

Width: 5.5 inches

Length: 8.25 inches

Weight: 16.68 oz

Pages: 368