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Defiance
Contributor(s): Hobbs, Valerie (Author)

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ISBN: 0312535813     ISBN-13: 9780312535810
Publisher: Square Fish
OUR PRICE: $7.64  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2009
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Annotation: In this honest and life-affirming novel for young readers, an unforgettable 11-year-old boy who has cancer learns about the importance of letting things happen on their own and listening to his heart.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Health & Daily Living - Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 640(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 5.1" W x 7.4" (0.25 lbs) 126 pages
Themes:
- Topical - Friendship
- Topical - Death/Dying
- Catalog Heading - Language Arts
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 100506
Reading Level: 4.0   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
 
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Publisher Description:
A memorable trio of characters, each fighting for independence
Eleven-year-old Toby Steiner wants to do normal things on his vacation: he wants to hike and race his bike down the hill and learn to fish out on the lake. The last thing he wants is to return to the children's hospital where his painful cancer treatment finally ended. When Toby starts spending time with Pearl, a spunky old woman who lives on a nearby farm, and Blossom, her broken-down cow, he sees all the more reason to keep the new lump on his side a secret from his parents. From Pearl he discovers the beauty of poetry, and from Blossom he just might uncover the meaning of life.
In this honest and life-affirming novel for young readers, which Suzanne Fisher Staples, author of the Newbery Honor Book "Shabanu, calls "beautiful and gripping," an unforgettable boy learns about the importance of letting things happen on their own and listening to his heart.

Contributor Bio(s): Hobbs, Valerie: - Valerie Hobbs is the recipient of the 1999 PEN/Norma Klein Award, a biennial prize that recognizes "an emerging voice of literary merit among American writers of children's fiction." She is the author of young adult and middle-grade novels including Sheep, Defiance, Anything but Ordinary, and The Last Best Days of Summer. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she has taught academic writing. Valerie lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband.
 
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