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ISBN 9781534412774
Barcode 9781534412774
Published 1 July 2018 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Rylant, Cynthia
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ISBN-13 9781534412774
ISBN-10 1534412778
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Publication Date 1 July 2018
International Publication Date 8 May 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rylant, Cynthia
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 191mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 238g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress City and town life, Friendship, Indiana - History - 20th century, Books and reading, Friendship in children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 907626

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A Beach Lane book. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Nine-year-old Flora experiences the loss of a pet, the separation of her parents, and the start of fourth grade, but a year of good changes is in store for her.It's 1972, and Flora Smallwood loves growing up in the small town of Rosetown, Indiana. She especially enjoys reading three times a week in the purple velveteen chair at Wings and a Chair Used Books. Flora needs the respite: She just lost her dog and is dealing with her parents' recent separation. Fourth grade is starting, and everything seems different. Flora finds comfort in her old routines with Nessy, her best friend, and new routines with Yury, her new friend from Ukraine. As the year goes on, there are nice changes in store for her family and friends, such as new pets, lessons, and interests. From a third-person point of view, readers get a glimpse into Flora's quaint, small-town life as she deals with all the changes, good and bad. Rylant shapes Flora's experiences and thoughts such that they are accessible to all children, as Flora tries to hold on to the old and comfortable while adjusting to the new and different. The narrative is a lovely story of Flora's daily life interlaced with hints of the 1970s. The book assumes a white default. A sweet story for children dealing with change. (Historical fiction. 8-12)--Kirkus 3/15/18 A sensitive and perceptive girl searches for balance and order in this taut, graceful novel from Rylant, set in small-town Indiana in 1972. Flora, who sometimes felt quite acutely the stress of being nine years old, is grappling with the death of her beloved dog and with her parents' separation, and wonders where her fellow fourth-graders found their sudden confidence. A comforting constant in her off-kilter life is Wings and a Chair Used Books, where her mother works; Flora is happiest curled up in the store's eponymous armchair, reading extra-vintage children's books. She shares the bookshop, and the worlds and words its books contain, with Yury, a compassionate new classmate from Ukraine, who in turn shared his cleverness with Flora and makes her feel more certain. Serenity, the stray cat she adopts, brings another affirming change to Flora's life, as does her parents' reconciliation and their decision to purchase an 1890 letterpress and open a paper and printing shop. Eloquent and resonant, Rylant's writing is as timeless as the deceptively simple story she relays, which celebrates objects and relationships both old and new, and poignantly underscores the significance of family, friendship, and home.--Publishers Weekly *STARRED REVIEW February 26, 2018

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Author's Bio

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.

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