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Kids Can Press Spring 2018

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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group Availability: In stock On Sale Date:Apr 03, 2018 Carton Quantity:28 $17.99 CAD
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Ebb and Flow
By (author): Heather Smith
9781771388382 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse Apr 03, 2018
$17.99 CAD
Active 5.25 x 8.75 x 0.88 in | 1.1 lb 232 pages Kids Can Press
 
Governor General's Literary Award, Young People's Literature - Text, Canada Council for the Arts 2018, Short-listed Silver Birch Fiction Award, Ontario Library Association 2019 Best Books of the Year, Quill & Quire 2018, Winner Best Books for Kids and Teens, The Canadian Children's Book Centre 2018, Winner Outstanding International Books, USBBY 2019 BMO Winterset Award, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council 2018 Troybery Award, Troy School District 2019
One summer, after a long plane ride and a rotten bad year I went to Grandma Jo's. It was my mother's idea. Jett, what you need is a change of scenery. I think she needed a change of scenery, too. One without me. Because that rotten bad year? That was my fault. Thus begins the poignant story, told in free verse, of eleven-year-old Jett. Last year, Jett and his mother had moved to a new town for a fresh start after his father went to jail. But Jett soon learned that fresh starts aren't all they're cracked up to be. When he befriended a boy with a difficult home life, Jett found himself in a cycle of bad decisions that culminated in the betrayal of a friend - a shameful secret he still hasn't forgiven himself for. Will a summer spent with his unconventional grandmother help Jett find his way to redemption? Writing in artfully crafted free-verse vignettes, Heather T. Smith uses a deceptively simple style to tell a powerful and emotionally charged story. The engaging narrative and the mystery of Jett's secret keep the pages turning and will appeal to both reluctant and avid readers. This captivating book offers a terrific opportunity for classroom discussions about the many ways to tell a story and how a small number of carefully chosen words can have a huge impact. It also showcases the positive character traits of empathy resilience, courage, and responsibility.

Heather Smith is the author of two young adult novels, Baygirl and The Agony of Bun O'Keefe. Originally from Newfoundland, she now lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

Heartbreaking---but uplifting. - Kirkus Reviews

... a powerful and poetic story of emotional endurance. - School Library Journal, starred review

... one of the year's best books. - Quill & Quire, starred review

Smith's sparse language exposes the heart of Jett's anguish and destructive anger; he's a realistically complex character whose emotional development unfolds organically through Smith's quiet storytelling. - Publishers Weekly

Exquisite and heartbreaking ... - Canadian Children's Book News

... a warm-hearted, compassionately observed novel that demonstrates that redemption is a quality we can achieve for ourselves. - Resource Links

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