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When a boy and his family move to a new house, he devises an ingenious way to meet people in the neighborhood.

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ISBN 9780375867651
Barcode 9780375867651
Published 15 November 2011 by Random House
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Juster, Norton
Illustrated by Karas, MR G. Brian
Availability Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780375867651
ISBN-10 0375867651
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Inc
Publication Date 15 November 2011
International Publication Date 25 October 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Juster, Norton
Illustrated by Karas, MR G. Brian
Category Award Winning
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 32 pp
Dimensions Width: 295mm
Height: 221mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 510g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Moving, Household
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 256014

Description of this Book

Written by the acclaimed author of The Phantom Tollbooth, this is a simply told story about a boy who moves to a new neighborhood and finds a unique way to make friends. With whimsical illustrations by award-winning illustrator G. Brian Karas, here is a read-aloud that's great for storytime, and is sure to be a hit among fans of Juster, Karas, and anyone who is the new kid on the block.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for Parents Choice Awards (Spring) (2008-Up) (Picture Book) 2012 -- Short-listed for Red Clover Award 2013 -- Short-listed for Grand Canyon Reader Award (Picture) 2014 -- Short-listed for Volunteer State Book Awards (Primary) 2014 -- Short-listed for Ladybug Picture Book Award 2012
NZ Review Starred Review, School Library Journal, September 2011: <br> Karas places likably scruffy-looking children across the spreads and, in sync with the call-outs for Neville, stretches out hand-written versions of the name in various sizes and colors, cleverly capturing the evolving event with wit and energy. Although Juster doesn't reveal who Neville is until the last page, sharp readers will guess his identity early on. Nevertheless, this ingenious foray into breaking into a new neighborhood makes for an amusing and appealing story.

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Author's Bio

NORTON JUSTER is the acclaimed author of the children's novel The Phantom Tollbooth, and the Caldecott-winning picture book, The Hello, Goodbye Window, among others. His book The Dot and the Line was made into an Academy Award winning film. He was also a practicing architect until his retirement. G. BRIAN KARAS is the prolific, versatile, and award-winning illustrator and writer of many books for children, including Clever Jack Takes the Cake, which received four starred reviews; How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?; Are You Going to Be Good?, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Home on the Bayou, which was the recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming. You can visit him at GbrianKaras.com.

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