Appleblossom the Possum

Appleblossom the Possum

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803741331
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 647,523
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent her childhood living in Holland, Istanbul, Turkey, Washington DC, Berkeley, California and Eugene, Oregon. After graduating from Wellesley College and spending some time as an advertising copywriter, she began writing family feature films, including Angels in the Outfield and Made in America. Counting by 7s, her first middle-grade novel, was a New York Times Bestseller. The mother of two sons, Holly lives with her husband, who is the illustrator of this book, in Santa Monica, California.

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What People are Saying About This

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Praise and Accolades for Counting by 7s:

• “A graceful, meaningful tale featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters who learn sweet—but never cloying—lessons about resourcefulness, community, and true resilience in the face of loss.”—Booklist (starred review) 

• “What sets this novel apart from the average orphan-finds-a-home book is its lack of sentimentality, its truly multicultural cast (Willow describes herself as a “person of color”; Mai and Quang-ha are of mixed Vietnamese, African American, and Mexican ancestry), and its tone. . . . Poignant.”—The Horn Book (starred review) 

• “Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page.”—School Library Journal (starred review) 

• "A deeply original tale . . . Readers will rejoice." —BCCB (starred review)

New York Times Bestseller
E.B. White Read Aloud Award Honor
ALA Notable Book
YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
Booklist Best Fiction for Young Adults
Booklist Notable Children's Book
BCCB Blue Ribbon Book
School Library Journal Best Books of 2013
Horn Book Fanfare Title 
NYPL 100 Books for Reading and Sharing
Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
Teachers' Choices Reading List
Notable Children's Book in Language Arts

 

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Appleblossom the Possum 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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