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Shouting At The Rain

Shouting At The Rain (Hardback)

By Hunt, Lynda Mullaly

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.

ISBN 9780399175152
Barcode 9780399175152
Published 7 May 2019 by Nancy Paulsen Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780399175152
ISBN-10 0399175156
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Nancy Paulsen Books
Imprint Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages TBC
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 404g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Friendship, Grandmothers, Neighborliness, Cape Cod (Mass.), Weather
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 976765

Description of this Book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Fish in a Tree, the moving story of a girl learning to appreciate the beauty of her nontraditional family Delsie has lived with her Grammy for as long as she can remember. But this summer Delsie feels like she's looking at their life with new eyes, and is questioning why she doesn't have a cool mom and a loving dad to live with, like most of her friends. And while she loves her grandmother, it's often hard to move her off the couch of their Cape Cod home, where she spends hours watching her beloved game shows. Delsie is a keen observer of the weather and notices other changes in the air, too--the most painful being a summer friend who seems to have outgrown her. Fortunately, though, Delsie has fabulous neighbors who are like family--and a special new friend--to help her realize she can weather pretty much any storm that comes her way. In the vein of her classic middle-grade novels One for the Murphys and the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree, Hunt brings us an accessible, tender and nuanced story about learning to love the family you have. This is a lesson we all have to learn, and Delsie begins to when she gains new understanding of the strengths of her funny, loving grandmother, of whom Delsie says: Grammy starts to cry and I squeeze her real tight realizing that I had been shouting at the rain all this time even while I stood in the sunshine. Shouting at the Rain has Lynda's trademark characters and is every bit as strong, touching and compelling as Fish in a Tree!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A richly embroidered cast of characters, a thoughtful exploration of how real friends treat one another, and the true meaning of family all combine to make this a thoroughly satisfying coming-of-age tale. Cape Cod is nicely depicted--not the Cape of tourists but the one of year-round residents--as is the sometimes-sharp contrast between residents and summer people. Hunt has crafted another gentle, moving tale of love and loss: the value of the one and the importance of getting over the other. --Kirkus Reviews
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lynda Mullaly Hunt is the author of New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree and Bank Street Best Book One for the Murphys. She's a former teacher, and holds writers retreats for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, impetuous beagle, and beagle-loathing cat.

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