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Every Soul A Star

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$8.99 US | $11.99 CAN
Available Sept. 1, 2009

Paperback Ebook
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Grade Level: 3-7
  • Pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316002578
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  About The Book

At Moon Shadow, an isolated campground, thousands have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare and extraordinary total eclipse of the sun. Three lives are about to be changed forever:

Ally:
A nature girl who likes the simple things in life. Her home, the moon shadow campground, is a part of who she is. She refuses to imagine it any other way.

Bree:
Popular, gorgeous (everybody says so), a future homecoming queen for sure. Bree wears her beauty like a suit of armor. But what is she trying to hide?

Jack:
Overweight and awkward, Jack is used to spending a lot of time alone. But when opportunity knocks, he finds himself in situations he never would have imagined.

Told from three distinct voices and perspectives, Wendy Mass weaves an intricate and compelling story about strangers coming together, unlikely friendships, and finding one's place in the universe.




  Praise

Praise for Every Soul a Star:
[star] "Readers who like... Lynne Rae Perkins's Criss Cross and Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl books will also enjoy this compelling and through-provoking story." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Confirming her mastery of the middle-grade novel, Mass combines astronomy and storytelling for a well-balanced look at friendships and the role they play in shaping identity." - Publishers Weekly

Praise for Heaven Looks A Lot Like the Mall
"Funny, thought-provoking, and at times heartbreaking, this story will entertain and inspire readers."
--School Library Journal

Praise for Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life:
"This exquisitely executed plot twist, combined with an ending that requires a few tissues, makes this soulful novel one not to miss."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Leap Day:
"Highlights the potentially life-altering results of our most fleeting daily interactions."
--The Horn Book

Praise for A Mango-Shaped Space:
ALA Schneider Family Award

"From the moment I read a story by Wendy Mass I knew she was a writer to watch."
--Judy Blume

—School Library Journal



  Author

Mass, Wendy (1010621)

Wendy Mass won the ALA Schneider Family Book Award for her first young readers' novel, A Mango-Shaped Space, about a girl with the fascinating condition synesthesia. In Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, a boy embarks on a life-changing journey. In Every Soul a Star, three very different kids are brought together by a solar eclipse; and in The Candymakers, four kids enter the contest of a lifetime. The Space Taxi series sends a boy and a talking cat on adventures to distant planets, and the Willow Falls books (beginning with 11 Birthdays) add a dash of magic into a small town. Wendy lives in New Jersey with her family.



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