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- ISBN: 9780763656140 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick, 2011.
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|Summary, etc.:|| Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he's missing his old hound, Rosco. Now there's just the cramped place he shares with his well-meaning but alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of passing when he's called on to read out loud. But that's before Travis meets Mr. McQueen, who doesn't take "pass" for an answer-a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natural world. And it's before Travis is noticed by Velveeta, a girl whose wry banter and colorful scarves belie some hard secrets of her own. With sympathy, humor, and disarming honesty, Pat Schmatz brings to life a cast of utterly believable characters-and captures the moments of trust and connection that make all the difference.
|Target Audience Note:|| Text Difficulty 2 - Text Difficulty 3
MG+/Upper middle grades (6th-12th)
4 ATOS Level
HL 600 Lexile.
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|Subject:||Young Adult Fiction.
Young Adult Literature.