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Firegirl

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Firegirl

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$7.00 US | $9.00 CAN
Available June 1, 2007

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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Grade Level: 3-7
  • Pages: 160
  • Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316011709
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  About The Book

"This novel may be brief, but it leaves a big impact."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Tom's a normal seventh-grader, negotiating a slightly prickly stage in his long friendship with Jeff...The arrival of new girl Jessica Feeney, however, changes everything; Jessica, who is attending a local hospital for treatment, has been badly burned by a fire, and her terrible disfigurement shocks the class into confusion. This isn't the usual book about adjustment to difference; instead, Abbott brilliantly explores the kids' struggle to manage the intrusion of abnormality in their lives...this is a thoughtful exploration of a brief interlude's lasting impact."
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books




  Praise

[star] "Tom's connection to Jessica changes his perspective on himself, his peers and friendship, and underscores the reward of reaching out to another...This novel maybe be brief, but it leaves a big impact."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

[star] "This isn't the usual book about adjustment to differences; instead, Abbot brilliantly explores the kids' struggle to manage this intrusion of abnormality into their lives*this is a thoughtful exploration of a brief interlude's lasting impact*an understanding yet thought-provoking nove*."
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

"A touching story of friendship that is easy to read yet hard to forget."
-School Library Journal

"In this poignant story, readers will recognize*that even by doing small acts of kindness, people stand to gain more than they lose."
-Booklist

—Publishers Weekly



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