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    Apr 11, 2017 | 320 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Apr 12, 2016 | 320 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Hardcover $19.99

    Apr 12, 2016 | 320 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Apr 12, 2016 | 320 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Praise

A Junior Library Guild Selection

“This rich story reminds us that America can be at its best as a melting pot. A page-turner for all the right reasons.” —VINCE VAWTER, Newbery Honor–winning author of Paperboy

“I love everything about this poignant story, especially the gorgeous prose, which brings to life such an important slice of American history in a way I haven’t seen before. Simply put, this heartfelt book is a masterpiece.”–SHANA BURG, author of A Thousand Never Evers and Laugh with the Moon

“The everyday details of the story guide readers, allowing them to enjoy following Gustave’s entry into the United States and his growth toward appreciating all that’s ahead for him in his new home. . . . Strong historical content, rich descriptions, and smart subtleties about the links between history and current events.”—School Library Journal

Readers may gradually start to think of the characters as close friends. . . . The conflict might feel like it’s happening to people the readers have always known. A sweet book that readers will find sneaks up on them.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Well paced with fully realized characters, this provides a textured look at race, refugees, war, and the process of creating a new life.”–Booklist



From the Hardcover edition.

Awards

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2017

Junior Library Guild Selection SELECTION 2016

Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries LONGLIST 2017

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