Hardcover $15.95

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Feb 10, 1997 | 192 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780385321426

  • Paperback$6.99

    Yearling | Jan 12, 1999 | 208 Pages | 5-3/16 x 7-5/8 | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780440414537

  • Hardcover$15.95

    Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Feb 10, 1997 | 192 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780385321426

  • Ebook$6.99

    Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Nov 13, 2001 | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780385729932

  • Audiobook Download$10.00

    Listening Library (Audio) | Aug 26, 2008 | 234 Minutes | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9781400085743

Awards

ALA Notable Children’s Book WINNER 1998

Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master List WINNER 1999

Kentucky Bluegrass Master List WINNER 1999

Maine Student Book Master List WINNER 1998

Massachusetts Children’s Book Master List WINNER 1999

Newbery Honor Book WINNER 1998

Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year WINNER

Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award NOMINEE 2000

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award NOMINEE 2000

Praise

Named a 1998 Newbery Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book.

"Details…are woven with great effect into a realistic story."
The Horn Book Magazine, starred

"Exceptional characterizations and a robust story line…this has all the ingredients that best reward readers."
Publishers Weekly

"Brilliantly told."
The New York Times Book Review

"With wry comedy and intense feeling…Giff gets across a strong sense of what it was like on the home front during World War II…The friendship story is beautifully drawn."
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