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The Great Good Summer (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reprint ed.)

By Scanlon, Liz Garton
By Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton

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Twelve-year-old Ivy Green, whose mother may have run off with a charismatic preacher to Panhandle, Florida, and classmate Paul Dobbs, who wants to see a Space Shuttle before the program's scrapped, team up for a summer adventure that's full of surprises.

ISBN 9781481411486
Barcode 9781481411486
Published 3 May 2016 by Beach Lane Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint ed.
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ISBN-13 9781481411486
ISBN-10 1481411489
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Beach Lane Books
Imprint Beach Lane Books
Publication Date 3 May 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint ed.
Edition Reprint ed.
Author(s) By Scanlon, Liz Garton
By Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 136g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Mothers and daughters, Friendship, Runaway children, Christian life, Florida
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 669849

Description of this Book

Twelve-year-old Ivy Green, whose mother may have run off with a charismatic preacher to Panhandle, Florida, and classmate Paul Dobbs, who wants to see a Space Shuttle before the program's scrapped, team up for a summer adventure that's full of surprises.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Living in the east Texas town of Loomer should be good for the soul. According to twelve-year-old resident Ivy Green, We ve got more churches than Quick Marts. And we have Advent Oil and Lube, and we have Heaven Sent Hair Designs, and we have Creation Concrete. And we pray in school, which the science club doesn t like, but that doesn t seem to stop anybody except the kids in science club. When a series of wildfires devastates the countryside, Ivy s mama can t find a speck of that godliness, so, trying to get right with God, she up and takes off for Florida with Hallelujah Dave and his Great Good Bible Church. Confused and seemingly helpless to change her situation, Ivy spends the beginning of the summer babysitting and fretting about her mama. But when her classmate, science club member and aspiring astronaut Paul Dobbs, suggests they go to Florida, find Ivy s mama, and swing by the space shuttle before the program shuts down and dashes his dreams, the two are off on an improbable road trip. And although they travel far geographically, the novel is largely about internal growth as Ivy searches for resolutions that can incorporate her faith and Paul s scientific view of the world. Although Paul and Ivy s initial friendship appears a little convenient, their strong bond by story s end is both honest and moving. An author s note identifies the two real-life events (the Bastrop, Texas, fires and the final voyage of the space shuttle in 2011) that set the stage for the book.--Horn Book Magazine May/June 2015

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Author's Bio

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous celebrated picture books, including One Dark Bird; In the Canyon; Happy Birthday, Bunny!; and the Caldecott Honor recipient All the World. Liz is an adjunct professor of creative writing at Austin Community College, and her poetry has been published widely in literary journals. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas. Visit her at LizGartonScanlon.com. Marla Frazee was awarded a Caldecott Honor for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Picture Book for her wordless book The Farmer and the Clown. She is the author-illustrator of many books, including The Boss Baby, the book that inspired the DreamWorks Animation film Boss Baby. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant; Stars by Mary Lyn Ray; and Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers. She is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Clementine chapter book series by Sara Pennypacker. The mother of three grown sons, she lives in Pasadena, California. Visit her at MarlaFrazee.com.

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