A Handful of Stars

A Handful of Stars Author Cynthia Lord
ISBN-10 0606401415
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Turtleback Books
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For use in schools and libraries only. Twelve-year-old Lily befriends Salma, a Hispanic girl whose family is in Maine for blueberry picking season, but as a local pageant approaches, the girls are confronted with the hard truths of prejudice and migrant life.

A Handful of Stars

A Handful of Stars Author Cynthia Lord
ISBN-10 9780545700290
Year 2015-05-26
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers. When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's Salma Santiago who manages to catch him. Salma, the daughter of migrant workers, is in the small town with her family for the blueberry-picking season. After their initial chance meeting, Salma and Lily bond over painting bee boxes for Lily's grandfather, and Salma's friendship transforms Lily's summer. But when Salma decides to run in the upcoming Blueberry Queen pageant, they'll have to face some tough truths about friendship and belonging. Should an outsider like Salma really participate in the pageant-and possibly win? Set amongst the blueberry barrens and by the sea, this is a gorgeous new novel by Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord that tackles themes of prejudice and friendship, loss and love. Praise for A Handful of Stars: *"Salma's artistic creativity and gumption awaken Lily to the power of imagination, the importance of embracing change and knowing when to let go of the past, and the rewards of venturing beyond one's comfort zone." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review *"The treatment of Salma's migrant life is matter-of-fact but direct, and Lily plausibly deals with possibilities of local racism and swells with indignation on behalf of her new friend... It's the straightforward and unaffected prose (highly suitable for a readaloud as well as reading alone) that really allows Lily's story to shine... it's hard to resist joining her on her journey toward greater maturity." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review Praise for Half A Chance: *"[Lord] has combined vivid, cinematic description with deft characterization and handles several important issues with sensitivity, nuance, and great skill... A deeply enjoyable read." -- School Library Journal, starred review *"With winning results, Lord brings the same sensitivity to the subject of dementia that she brought to autism in her Newbery Honor book, Rules." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviews Praise for Rules: Newbery Honor Book Schneider Family Book Award

A Handful of Stars

A Handful of Stars Author Cynthia Lord
ISBN-10 0606401415
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Turtleback Books
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For use in schools and libraries only. Twelve-year-old Lily befriends Salma, a Hispanic girl whose family is in Maine for blueberry picking season, but as a local pageant approaches, the girls are confronted with the hard truths of prejudice and migrant life.

A Handful of Stars

A Handful of Stars Author Barbara Girion
ISBN-10 0684171678
Year 1981-01-01
Pages 179
Language en
Publisher Atheneum
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Julie, a busy high school sophomore suddenly stricken with epileptic seizures, must learn to live with her condition as the doctors attempt to control it through medication.

A Handful of Stars

A Handful of Stars Author Janet MacLeod Trotter
ISBN-10 1908359196
Year 2012-07-01
Pages 270
Language en
Publisher
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It's 1931 and the Depression has brought Tyneside to its knees. Young, pretty Clara Magee is devastated when her father commits suicide leaving secrets behind him and the family is forced to sell their fancy-goods shop to a German couple. Despite her mother Patience's disapproval, Clara befriends their daughter Rennie and hot-headed son Benny, but her heart lies with their dashing elder brother Frank. Patience thinks businessman Vinnie Craven, who runs the local boxing hall, a far better catch for Clara. When Frank leaves abruptly for Germany, Vinnie single-mindedly pursues the vivacious Clara, determined to make her his wife. Tempted by the glamorous life-style Vinnie is offering and security for her family, Clara buries her feelings for Frank. But she hadn't bargained for Vinnie's ruthless nature or growing fascination for Mosley's Fascist Party. Yet the greatest shock is still to come ... Set against the momentous backdrop of rising fascism in the 1930s, A Handful of Stars is an enthralling story of poverty, passion and survival with a captivating young heroine.

A Handful of Stars

A Handful of Stars Author Billy Roche
ISBN-10 1848423993
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Nick Hern Books
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Billy Roche's classic Irish drama, recently revived 25 years after its world premiere.

A Handful of Stars

A Handful of Stars Author Vladimir Pavlovich Aleksandrov
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038168285
Year 1983
Pages 161
Language en
Publisher
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A collection of twenty-one stories describing life in the different republics of the Soviet Union.

A Handful of Stars

A Handful of Stars Author Frank W. Boreham
ISBN-10 9781776528882
Year 2013-08-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher The Floating Press
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Renowned Baptist preacher Frank W. Boreham was known for his unusual ability to spin moving religious lessons from the stuff of everyday life. In the unique collection A Handful of Stars, Boreham takes this approach a step further. Drawing on excerpts from famous novels and nonfiction works, the author summarizes each work's theme and then relates it to a Christian concept or parable.