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Saturday Boy

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Saturday Boy by David Fleming
Hardcover $16.99
Jun 13, 2013 | ISBN 9780670785513

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Praise for THE SATURDAY BOY by David Fleming:

“The Saturday Boy is funny and poignant, sometimes at the same time, the way life is.” —Sara Pennypacker, New York Times Bestselling author of the Clementine series and Summer of the Gypsy Moths

“Fleming reminds us of the immeasurable value of a handwritten letter, how this tangible connection becomes something we can hang on to, for as long as we need it.” —Suzanne LaFleur, author of Love, Aubrey and Eight Keys

“Debut novelist Fleming ably limns Derek’s manic, Joey Pigza–styled interior life with a light hand, capturing the humorous aspects of the boy’s self-perpetuating problems.” —BCCB, starred review 

“[A] tender portrait of a boy under stress.”  —Kirkus Reviews

“Fleming has done a superb job of not only making the characters believable, but also of keeping an underlying tension in the story. Children with parents who are deployed will find a kindred soul in Derek, and other readers will come to better understand what it’s like for them.” —School Library Journal

“Fleming’s debut skillfully depicts how the stresses of loss and other forces beyond one’s control test the bonds of family and friends.” —Publishers Weekly 

“…children whose lives are similar to Derek’s will identify with the confusion and isolation of war and find a comrade here.” —Horn Book

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