By Ann M. Martin
Ann Martin's exceptional Newbery Honor publication, now in paperback
The summer season Hattie turns 12, her predictable small-town existence is became on finish whilst her uncle Adam returns domestic for the 1st time in over ten years. Hattie hasn't ever met him, by no means recognized approximately him. He's been institutionalized; his situation includes schizophrenia and autism.
Hattie, a shy lady who prefers the corporate of adults, takes instantly to her excitable uncle, even if the remainder of the relations — her mom and dad and grandparents — have difficulty facing his extreme manner of seeing the realm. And Adam, too, sees that Hattie is particular, that her quiet, shy methods should not a disability...
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Navy 31 vision 13 whalers 23, 40-41, 43, 46 About the Authors Years ago, the Bergers took their first whale-watching cruise and got hooked on writing about whales and dolphins. Since then, they’ve shared their excitement about these marvelous mammals with many readers. “To know whales is to love them,” they say. About the Illustrator Higgins Bond was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Memphis College of Art. She has worked for more than twenty years as a freelance illustrator for major corporations and publishers, and she has illustrated three stamps for the United States Postal Service.
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A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin