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Building Blocks
     

Building Blocks

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by Cynthia Voigt
 

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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

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.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442489233
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
453 KB
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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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Building Blocks 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1: rules 2:map 3:bio 4:woods 5jungle 6:desert 7:mounitains 8:ocean 9:hostile island
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.