Alex Douglas always wanted to be a hero. But nothing heroic ever happened to Alex. Nothing, that is, until his eleventh birthday. When Alex rescues a stray dog as a birthday gift to himself, he doesn't think his life can get much better. Radar, his new dog, pretty much feels the same way. But this day has bigger things in store for both of them. This is a story about bullies and heroes. About tragedy and hope. About enemies with two legs and friends with four, and pesky little sisters and cranky old men, and an unexpected lesson in kindness delivered with a slice of pizza. This is Eleven: the journey of a boy turning eleven on 9/11.
A best-seller at the 9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM, a Kirkus "Best Books" selection, and winner of Writer's Digest and Moonbeam Children's Book awards.
|Publisher:||Alto Nido Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 12 Years|
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I had to read tgis book for ky summer reading and I apostley love it. I was very touched by the book.
We are proud to announce that ELEVEN by Tom Rogers is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
This is a well-written and compelling story about a difficult subject, and the novel is a good introduction for kids who are just learning about the events of 9/11. Although the subject matter is serious, there is humor in the story, as well as an uplifting message about friendship, personal responsibility and the true definition of heroism. This is an excellent book for parents to read with their children.
This captivating, adventure-filled YA novel about a young boy turning eleven on 9/11 should be required reading in schools because it conveys much more than the history books ever will about what it might have felt like to be a child on this fateful day. It's a gripping, poignant journey and after reading it, I get choked up even looking at the cover. The author has written many Disney movies, so you can be sure this book is suitable for children. However, it also worked for me on an adult level and stayed with me long after I put it down. Highly recommend.