The Seventh Most Important Thing

The Seventh Most Important Thing

by Shelley Pearsall

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553497311
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 20,082
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

A former teacher and museum historian, Shelley Pearsall is now a full-time author. Her first novel, Trouble Don’t Last, won the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. The idea for The Seventh Most Important Thing began many years ago when she first saw outsider artist James Hampton’s amazing work. She was disappointed that so little is known about Hampton and was intrigued that his work was brought to light by anonymous sources. It was the perfect foundation for this remarkable, inspiring novel. To learn more about the author and her work, visit ShelleyPearsall.com and follow her at @ShelleyPearsall.

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The Seventh Most Important Thing 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good and it is amazing!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Good
Rebecca_J_Allen More than 1 year ago
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall - Set in the 1960’s, this story dives into the life of Arthur T. Owens, a boy who picks up a brick and throws it at an old trash picker. Instead of sending Arthur to juvie, the judge sentences him to work for the man he assaulted for 120 hours, 4 hours every Saturday. Arthur is grossed out to find he’s expected to pick through trash looking for the seven things on the trash picker’s list. Shelley makes the character of Arthur really come to life...I found myself wondering if this story was really fiction. The book delves into the problems in Arthur's life that led to him throwing the brick, his struggle to accomplish a disgusting and degrading task so he won’t end up back at juvie, and how he grows as a result of his relationship with the man he assaulted. It provides a great lesson on how one moment of anger can change your life if a way that kids today will easily relate to. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This book was helpful and helped me with most of my life...all I can say is...thank you, so very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a book project where u got to choose the book... i saw it in the school library and it looked interesting so i picked it up. The cover looked interesting but barely scratched the surface of how good and interesting this book was. -Justeen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good. I would definetly recommend it. It is must-read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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