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Dec 27, 2005
| ISBN 9780440421221
| 6-9 years
Jan 25, 2012
| ISBN 9780307807632
| 6-9 years
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Dec 27, 2005 | ISBN 9780440421221 | 6-9 years
Jan 25, 2012 | ISBN 9780307807632 | 6-9 years
In this Newbery Honor—winning story from 1984, a new family builds a relationship as a stepfather and stepson celebrate their differences and take heart in their similarities.
Illus. in full color. "Timid Alex strives to be like his rugged cowboy stepfather, and the two find a common bond when Alex ‘rescues’ Jake from a wolf spider. Jukes’ quiet observations are unfaltering in their perceptiveness. Radiant full-page pastel illustrations serve as a striking counterpoint. This is an uplifting celebration of a new family’s understanding, acceptance and love that resonates with truth and humor."–(starred) School Library Journal.
Mavis Jukes was born in Nyack, New York, and grew up in New York City; Princeton, New Jersey; and Berkeley, California. She attended the University of Colorado, where she studied art; the University of California, where she studied education; and… More about Mavis Jukes
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