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    Jan 12, 1999 | 208 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Nov 13, 2001 | 208 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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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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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

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

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