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Firegirl

By Tony Abbott (Trade Paperback, 2007)
"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
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316011709

    • On Sale Date: 06/01/2007

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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"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

Tony Abbott is the author of over 35 books for young readers, including the extremely popular Secrets of the Droon series, which has sold over 4.5 million books to date. He has worked in a bookstore and libraries, and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.
  • [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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Firegirl
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN
  • Pages: 160
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316011709
  • On Sale Date: 06/01/2007
Firegirl