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Sunshine by Marion Dane Bauer


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Sunshine by Marion Dane Bauer
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May 18, 2021 | ISBN 9781536214116

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  • May 18, 2021 | ISBN 9781536214116 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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“A boy, his dog, a family grown apart, a haunting island setting—in this story driven by a child’s big heart, every impulse and tail wag feels utterly true.”
—Uma Krishnaswami, author and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee

“In the beautiful Sunshine, a child spends a week on a remote northern island with the mother who abandoned him, determined to win her back. This almost unthinkably painful situation turns revelatory as both child and mother gradually realize their similarities. As in all of Marion Dane Bauer’s work, the graceful flow and cadence of her language convey a story that pierces the heart with pain and redemption in equal measure.”
—Alison McGhee, New York Times best-selling author

“Master storyteller Marion Dane Bauer gives us this luminous story of a boy and his mother and the dog that connects them. It’s about the islands we each carry in our hearts. It’s about forgiveness. It’s about the redeeming power of love, both real and imagined.”
—Kathi Appelt, author of the Newbery Honor Book The Underneath

“Set deep in the wilds of northern Minnesota, this beautifully written novel explores the bonds among a boy, the mother who left him long ago, and a dog like none we’ve ever seen. Sunshine gives us hope that we can find ways to bear devastating grief . . . until we grow wise enough to understand it and strong enough to forgive. Brave, honest, and full of heart, Sunshine is a book to cherish.”
—Susan Fletcher, author of Journey of the Pale Bear

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