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The Resource A handful of stars, Cynthia Lord

A handful of stars, Cynthia Lord

Label
A handful of stars
Title
A handful of stars
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Lord
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers. When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's Salma Santiago who manages to catch him. Salma, the daughter of migrant workers, is in the small town with her family for the blueberry-picking season. After their initial chance meeting, Salma and Lily bond over painting bee boxes for Lily's grandfather, and Salma's friendship transforms Lily's summer. But when Salma decides to run in the upcoming Blueberry Queen pageant, they'll have to face some tough truths about friendship and belonging. Should an outsider like Salma really participate in the pageant-and possibly win? Set amongst the blueberry barrens and by the sea, this is a gorgeous new novel by Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord that tackles themes of prejudice and friendship, loss and love. Praise for A Handful of Stars: *"Salma's artistic creativity and gumption awaken Lily to the power of imagination, the importance of embracing change and knowing when to let go of the past, and the rewards of venturing beyond one's comfort zone." — Publishers Weekly, starred review *"The treatment of Salma's migrant life is matter-of-fact but direct, and Lily plausibly deals with possibilities of local racism and swells with indignation on behalf of her new friend... It's the straightforward and unaffected prose (highly suitable for a readaloud as well as reading alone) that really allows Lily's story to shine... it's hard to resist joining her on her journey toward greater maturity." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review Praise for Half A Chance: *"[Lord] has combined vivid, cinematic description with deft characterization and handles several important issues with sensitivity, nuance, and great skill... A deeply enjoyable read." — School Library Journal, starred review *"With winning results, Lord brings the same sensitivity to the subject of dementia that she brought to autism in her Newbery Honor book, Rules." — Kirkus Reviews, starred reviews Praise for Rules: Newbery Honor Book Schneider Family Book Award
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lord, Cynthia
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A handful of stars, Cynthia Lord
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 downladable ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780545700290
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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83854159-847f-410d-9054-4af3c0a1322c
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ODN0002203075
Label
A handful of stars, Cynthia Lord
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 downladable ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780545700290
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
83854159-847f-410d-9054-4af3c0a1322c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ODN0002203075

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