The Stone-Faced Boy

The Stone-Faced Boy

by Paula Fox
     
 

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There he was, Gus Oliver, searching for a stray dog in a snowstorm at four o'clock in the morning. If it hadn't been for his sister, Serena, who could get Gus to do anything, he'd be at home and warm under the army blanket in the blue room...But which, Gus wondered, was worse? The lonely darkness and the howls of that unlikable dog, or the blue room itself, crowded

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There he was, Gus Oliver, searching for a stray dog in a snowstorm at four o'clock in the morning. If it hadn't been for his sister, Serena, who could get Gus to do anything, he'd be at home and warm under the army blanket in the blue room...But which, Gus wondered, was worse? The lonely darkness and the howls of that unlikable dog, or the blue room itself, crowded with nightmares, where he was supposed to sleep until Great-Aunt Hattie's mysterious visit was over? And there he was, stuck in the middle of his large family, feeling locked behind a face that didn't smile and didn't frown, and hadn't for a long time before Serena and his great-aunt got him into this mess.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The talented author tells the story of a boy who hides behind a straight face. Ages 9-12. (April)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932425420
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Paula Fox was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her body of work. Two of her best-known books are The Slave Dancer (a Newbery Medal winner) and One-Eyed Cat (a Newbery Honor Book). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Brooklyn, New York
Date of Birth:
April 22, 1923
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
Attended Columbia University

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