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The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen

I was gripped by this story from its first page. It is hard to describe this beautifully told novel without giving anything away. Judith is raised by her widowed father, under the influence of his deep religious faith and a town that is slipping into an industry-based poverty depression. Judith tries to make sense out of a life that is somewhat outside of her grasp. When an external event starts a catalyst of chaotic change, we hold our breaths as this imaginative and deeply tender-hearted child tries to put things in place, while risking her own well-being. This is a novel about belief systems, about the developmental shifts in a child’s awareness, but it is also about the deep and clumsy love between a parent-and child. But most of all, this novel speaks to the crux of childhood—at the strength it takes to hold onto faith and wonder, even when all the evidence says otherwise. This is an amazing read.
Reviewed by: 
S.M.C.
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$23.00
ISBN: 9781250024077
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Picador - March 5th, 2013

Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun by Elizabeth Foy Larsen

Serious Fun may sound like an oxymoron, but a lot of work was put into putting together this comprehensive creativity guide. It's full of step-by-step DIY, facts and trivia, and neat projects - the perfect remedy to thumb-twiddling for kids (and kids at heart) of any age.

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Andrea
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By Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Tony Leone (Illustrator), Mister Reusch (Illustrator), Heather Kasunick (Illustrator), Mark Frauenfelder (Introduction by)
$29.00
ISBN: 9781608196418
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 16th, 2012

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