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Kids Can Press: Spring 2022

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Ebb and Flow
By (author): Heather Smith

ISBN:

9781525303357

Product Form:

Paperback
Paperback
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (US) 4 - 7, Reading age 9 - 12
Jun 07, 2022
$11.99 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

8.75in x 5.25 in

Page Count:

232 pages
Kids Can Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse
  • Short Description
A powerful story of betrayal, forgiveness and self-discovery.One summer,after a long plane rideand a rotten bad yearI went to Grandma Jo's.Ebb & Flow is the captivating story of eleven-year-old Jett's summer back home on the coast after “a rotten bad year” in a new town. When his father went to jail, Jett and his mother moved away, and Jett quickly learned that fresh starts aren't all they're cracked up to be. He returns to spend the summer with his unconventional Grandma Jo, bringing along a secret about the betrayal of a friend. Will a summer spent with Grandma Jo help Jett come to terms with his mistakes and forgive himself? This emotionally charged story, told in free verse, will pull readers in and captivate them.
One summer,after a long plane rideand a rotten bad yearI 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 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 numerous books for children and teens. Ebb & Flow was the winner of the TD Canadian Children's Book Award and the BMO Winterset Award, and was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, among many other honors. Originally from Newfoundland, Heather now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her family. Her east coast roots inspire much of her writing.

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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