How Many Days Until Tomorrow?

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HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL TOMORROW?
2001 Parents' Choice Award

Josh is a twelve-year-old with dyslexia who spends the summer on a remote island in Maine with his teasing older brother Simon and grandparents he hardly knows. His "bug-eyed" grandfather (alias Grumps) rarely says a kind word. Living on Seal Island is torture until Josh realizes his own ingenuity. He captures a pet mouse, learns about seals and whales and meets a cute girl. In a ...

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HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL TOMORROW?
2001 Parents' Choice Award

Josh is a twelve-year-old with dyslexia who spends the summer on a remote island in Maine with his teasing older brother Simon and grandparents he hardly knows. His "bug-eyed" grandfather (alias Grumps) rarely says a kind word. Living on Seal Island is torture until Josh realizes his own ingenuity. He captures a pet mouse, learns about seals and whales and meets a cute girl. In a dramatic, life-threatening emergency, Josh learns he is just as smart as his "gifted" older brother. He spends "the worst and the best" summer of his life on Seal Island, far out to sea off the coast of Maine.

"I loved HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL TOMORROW?, but as a true test I had it reviewed by an expert, my 11-year-old daughter, Lucy. She wolfed it down like a delicious meal, and when she was done she pronounced it excellent. 'It's a super book, Dad. I hope lots of people read it.' I couldn't agree with Lucy more."
-Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
author of Driven to Distraction

"Josh is the kind of boy I wish every kid could meet...hard-working, sensitive, adventuresome, intelligent, and yes...dyslexic! Thanks to Caroline Janover for giving young people a great story and an even greater understanding of what it means to be dyslexic."
-J. Thomas Viall, Former Executive Director, International Dyslexia Association

"Janover has created a real flesh-and-blood protagonist. ...A fine novel that happens to have a dyslexic hero."
-School Library Journal

Josh, who has dyslexia, spends the summer on an island off the coast of Maine and finds that he has much to prove to his gruff grandfather and his older brother.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-This sequel to Josh: A Boy with Dyslexia (Waterfront, 1988) was worth the wait, for it has an extraordinary protagonist. When the 12-year-old's parents go to Europe, he and his gifted brother stay with their grandparent on an island in Maine. There, Josh struggles not only with his own learning disability but also with trying to enjoy a summer away from his home and friends. Elder brother Simon is forever giving him a hard time and his emotionally distant grandfather never seems to approve of anything Josh does. His grandmother is loving and supportive but can do little to help him. Throughout the summer, Josh's adventures on the island teach him skills that he doesn't realize he has learned until a critical emergency befalls his grandfather. Janover has created a real flesh-and-blood protagonist. Josh's life is not easy but his complaints and defeats never come across as whining or pathetic. He shows heroism every day as he struggles with his disability, so it is only his grandfather who is surprised when Josh acts to save him. A fine novel that happens to have a dyslexic hero.-Jane Halsall, McHenry Public Library District, IL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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In Caroline Janover's highly recommended novel How Many Days Until Tomorrow?, Young Josh is so lonely and unhappy that he things about running away from his grandparent's home on Seal Island, a remote island in Maine to New Jersey in order to stay with his friend Zipper. This is because of his teasing older brother, and Gramps, who is always barking at his grandsons and giving them backbreaking chores. It's Josh's attentive, sweetnatured grandmother Nana that he regrets having to leave behind. Then life on Seal Island captivates and challenges him, teaching Josh about selfsufficiency and respect for the rare sea animals that inhabit the rugged New England coast. Josh's biggest challenge comes toward the end of summer when he must face a lifethreatening emergency and use skills he doesn't know he has to lead the rescue. How Many Days Until Tomorrow? is an engaging, inspiring, and realistic novel of coping with frustration and loneliness, and is enhanced for young readers grades 3 to 6 with ten black/white drawings by Charlotte FremauXx.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597130608
  • Publisher: Goose River Press
  • Publication date: 7/22/2000
  • Pages: 168
  • Age range: 6 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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