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Contributor(s): Bunting, Eve (Author), Ransome, James E. (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0152001816     ISBN-13: 9780152001810
Publisher: Clarion Books
OUR PRICE: $16.14  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: March 1998

Annotation: While their mother is at work, James and Isaac play checkers until bedtime. Isaac thinks James is smarter than anybody--after all, James is ten and he's only six. But after a confrontation with a group of older boys, James realizes that he's put his little brother in danger and finds the courage to walk away from the situation. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Siblings
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 96018603
Age Level: 6-9
Grade Level: 1-4
Lexile Measure: 540(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.39" H x 9.59" W x 8.82" (0.72 lbs) 32 pages
- Demographic Orientation - Urban
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Booklist 02/15/1998 pg. 1010
School Library Journal 05/01/1998 pg. 107
Publishers Weekly 02/23/1998 pg. 77
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1998 pg. 286 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/1998 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 32249
Reading Level: 2.7   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
One night while their mom's at work, ten-year-old James and his six-year-old brother, Isaac, leave their house to meet the K-Bones, a group of guys who hang out and do cool stuff. James is ready to prove he's cool enough to be in with them, but he soon learns that the K-Bones are not just an innocent club--they're a gang that steals, tags freeway signs, and even plans to buy a gun. After a dangerous confrontation with a crew of older boys, James realizes that he's put Isaac in danger, and knows that if he finds the courage to walk away, Isaac will follow.

Contributor Bio(s): Ransome, James E.: -

James Ransome has illustrated more than 35 books for children, including many award winners. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife, children's book author Lesa Cline Ransome, and their four children. Visit his website at www.jamesransome.com.Bunting, Eve: -

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

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