Building Blocks [NOOK Book]

Overview

What would it be like to be older than your father?

Brann Connell is sick of hearing his parents argue all the time. Seems to Brann his dad could stand up for himself more, instead of building a wall of excuses to hide behind. But some things never change—after all, his dad has always been this way. Or has he?

Brann never imagined that he would actually get the chance to ...
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Building Blocks

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Overview

What would it be like to be older than your father?

Brann Connell is sick of hearing his parents argue all the time. Seems to Brann his dad could stand up for himself more, instead of building a wall of excuses to hide behind. But some things never change—after all, his dad has always been this way. Or has he?

Brann never imagined that he would actually get the chance to find out. But suddenly he is hurled back in time to spend the day with his father as a young boy. In this single mystifying day of adventure, Brann discovers that there is more to his dad—and fate—than he thought.

In a trip back in time, Brann meets his father as a ten-year-old and learns for the first time to love and understand him.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A frustrated 12-year-old boy experiences a singular fantasy--and learns a valuable lesson--in a novel praised by PW for its ``grace and conviction.'' Ages 12-up. June
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442489233
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 396,747
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • File size: 428 KB

Meet the Author

Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey’s Song, the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, and the National Book Award Honor for Homecoming, all part of the beloved Tillerman cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2004

    A couple questions....

    I've recently read this book and though of it as alright. I have a few things I didn't understand. One being did Brann really go back in time? If so, how did he get back in a few hours after spending a few days with his father? Two is the moral: what is it? Would it be not to judge someone (like Brann judging his dad as someone who can't take much criticism) but he soon finds out he has a reason why? If someone could please explain, I'd very much appreciate it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Map

    1: rules 2:map 3:bio 4:woods 5jungle 6:desert 7:mounitains 8:ocean 9:hostile island

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

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