Comfort Creek

Comfort Creek

by Joyce McDonald
     
 

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Spunky Quinn Ellerbee’s world has been turned upside down. Mom has gone off to play in a band, a developer has bought the land right out from under their house, the mining company where Pa-Daddy works is on shaky ground, and Pa-Daddy has moved their home to a backwoods swamp with no plumbing or electricity. Could things get any worse?

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Overview

Spunky Quinn Ellerbee’s world has been turned upside down. Mom has gone off to play in a band, a developer has bought the land right out from under their house, the mining company where Pa-Daddy works is on shaky ground, and Pa-Daddy has moved their home to a backwoods swamp with no plumbing or electricity. Could things get any worse?

Rough times lie ahead for Quinn and her family, but they have enough warmth, wit, and spirit to face even the toughest challenge.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - Cyrisse Jaffee
(Starred) "The rural setting is well described, as is the economic and ecological impact of the mines. Quinn is likable and believable, and the family dynamics and secondary characters all ring true. While not fast paced, this is nevertheless a well-written, evocative, and insightful story with an emotionally satisfying conclusion." --This text refers to the out-of-print hardcover edition of this title.
Kirkus Reviews - Kirkus Associates, LP
(Starred) McDonald has created unforgettable characters in a powerful tale; the setting is authentically evoked while the economic debate could be right out of the headlines of Anytown, USA. (Fiction. 8-12) --This text refers to the out-of-print hardcover edition of this title.
Booklist - Michael Cart
" . . . strong characterization, regular infusions of humor, and a perfect-pitch first-person narrative voice of the feisty middle daughter. . . . Quinn, an 11-year-old, who dreams of becoming a journalist, is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in--even if it means going against Pa-Daddy. An unusual setting and the realistic handling of economic and environmental issues further strengthen this engaging story." --This text refers to the out-of-print hardcover edition of this title.
(Voice of Youth Advocates) - VOYA (anonymous)
"Quinn is a spunky character with a uniquely honest voice that readers are sure to like. Her lively first-person narrative will entertain and move readers."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015804843
Publisher:
Twin Rivers Press
Publication date:
09/08/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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