A Blue-Eyed Daisyby Cynthia Rylant
But Bullet is only the first odd thing that happens to Ellie the year she's eleven. She sees a favorite uncle go off to war;
Ellie Farley's father, Okey, drinks too much, mostly because he hasn't been able to work since he was injured in a mining accident. He hasn't been able to hunt, either, so it's strange when he brings home a hunting dog, a beagle named Bullet.
But Bullet is only the first odd thing that happens to Ellie the year she's eleven. She sees a favorite uncle go off to war; a boy in her class has a fit in the middle of geography and another is accidentally killed while target shooting; and Okey drives his Chevy pickup off the mountain, with near-tragic consequences. But still Ellie manages the ordinary pleasures of making a best friend and getting kissed for the first time -- it's no wonder she confides to Bullet on her twelfth birthday, "Some year."
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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- First Aladdin Paperbacks Edition
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- 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.
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I rember reading this book when i was 10yrs old i rember thinking i hope i stay ten lol
Such a good book depressing but it goes to the sole
Okey is Ellie`s father and he hurt his arm in a coal mine and has drinked ever sence. One day Okey brngs home a beagle. They decide to name him Bullet. One day in the winter her favorite uncle (uncle joe) goes off to war.She decieds to make hand colored cookies for her Christmas present.Her BFF Carolyn has a birthday party and she recives her first kiss by Harold. Another boy in her class gets killed. Okey drives his Truck off a cliff and is in the hospital and Ellie prays to the bible and hopes for her father recover. She gets her prayers anwsered. She walks the opsite way up the road and meets her elderly neighbor and the have strawbeery biscuits and talks about her fathers accidents.
I feel that this story could be fiction, in some ways, and nonfiction is some ways. How? You'll see.....
I read this book in a day and when you get to the end (the part about her father) you might (depending on how you react to sad things cry.......
I have the book in real life, but didnt read it yet
I cant wait to read?????? The reviews look good. . .