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Counting by 7s
 

Counting by 7s (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Sloan, Holly Goldberg

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In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medica...l conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn't kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now. Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read. * Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page. --School Library Journal starred review * A graceful, meaningful tale featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters who learn sweet--but never cloying--lessons about resourcefulness, community, and true resilience in the face of loss. --Booklist starred review * What sets this novel apart from the average orphan-finds-a-home book is its lack of sentimentality, its truly multicultural cast (Willow describes herself as a person of color ; Mai and Quang-ha are of mixed Vietnamese, African American, and Mexican ancestry), and its tone. . . . Poignant. --The Horn Book starred review In achingly beautiful prose, Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a delightful tale of transformation that's a celebration of life in all its wondrous, hilarious and confounding glory. Counting by 7s is a triumph. --Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette
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ISBN 9780142422861
Released NZ 16 Sep 2014
Publisher Puffin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780142422861
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Puffin
Imprint Puffin Books
Released 16 Sep 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Sloan, Holly Goldberg
Category Award Winning
School Stories
Number of Pages 378
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 295g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Schools, Gardening, Orphans, High schools, Eccentrics and eccentricities
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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