Hey World, Here I Am!

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Kate Bloomfield is back! And she's got a lot to say — about school and friends and parents, about cartwheels (she can't do them), about parsnips (she won't eat them), about being alone and being herself, about life and love...even about Dave Nelson, who doesn't know she's alive. Outspoken, funny, sometimes confused but always observant, Kate is writing it all down — "Hey ...

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Overview

Kate Bloomfield is back! And she's got a lot to say — about school and friends and parents, about cartwheels (she can't do them), about parsnips (she won't eat them), about being alone and being herself, about life and love...even about Dave Nelson, who doesn't know she's alive. Outspoken, funny, sometimes confused but always observant, Kate is writing it all down — "Hey World, Here I Am!"

Notable Children's Books of 1989 (ALA)
Best Books of 1989 (SLJ)
Notable 1989 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Children's Books of 1989 (Library of Congress)
1989 Children's Books (NY Public Library)

A collection of poems and brief vignettes from the perspective of a girl named Kate Bloomfield, reflecting her views on friendship, school, family life, and the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064403849
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/1990
  • Series: A Trophy Bk.
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 117,921
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Little is the author of more than twenty-five books for children. In addition to Emma's Magic Winter, her first I Can Read Book, Ms. Little's works include the novels Lost and Found, Different Dragons, From Anna and Hey World, Here I Am, illustrated by Sue Truesdell. Jean Little has always been interested in adoption, and she had a first-hand experience with it when her sister adopted two children several years ago. The family has nine pets, the most recent addition being Henry Higgins, a talking African gray parrot. Although Jean Little was born with scarred corneas that severely impair her vision, she has always loved to read and to write. She writes with a voice-activated computer and travels widely with her Seeing Eye dog, Pippa. Ms. Little lives in Ontario, Canada.

Sue Truesdell has illustrated many children's books, including How to Talk to Your Dog by Jean Craighead George and Betsy Byars's I Can Read! series about the adventuresome Golly Sisters. Ms. Truesdell lives in Tenafly, New Jersey.

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Hey World, Here I Am!



I said to the World, "I've arrived.
I, Kate Bloomfield, have come at last."
The World paid no attention.
I said to the World, "Hey World, here I am!
Don't you understand?
It's me, Kate Bloomfield."
The World ignored me,
I took myself off into a corner.
"Guess what?" I whispered. "I made it.
You know...Kate Bloomfield."
My Self bellowed, "YeaaaAAY, Kate!"
And spun six somersaults up the middle of Main Street.
The World turned.
"What did you say?" said the World.
I paid no attention.
After all, I gave it its chance.
It's not my fault that it missed me.


Hey World, Here I Am!. Copyright © by Jean Little. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2001

    my number 1 deserted island choice

    i can't even begin to describe how much i love this book. i am a junior in college, and every time i read it i find so much wisdom in its pages. it is a beautiful book full of profound truths that i recommend to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2001

    great book

    this book has stayed with me since 5th grade im now in 9th grade and this book still stays with me the way the book was writen i loved it i will never stop carrying this book with me because of how it made me feel

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