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  • 9 of 10 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City Public Library. (Show)

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0 current holds with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library J GRIFFIN (Text) 0001002232096 JUV Fiction Available -

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Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes excerpt from the author's Saving Marty.
Summary, etc.:
"Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley, who is being treated for cancer, by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in." -- Provided by publisher.
Why bother making friends when they just end up leaving or hurting you somehow? Ben Coffin would prefer to stick with his favorite fictional characters, thank you very much. But that's before he meets Halley - yes, like the comet. Once Halley convinces Ben to write a book with her, the two of them (plus the dog Ben rescues along the way) dive into an adventure full of imagination, discovering together the importance of friendship and what it truly means to be home. -- from back cover.
Target Audience Note:
590L Lexile
Decoding demand: 92 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 86 (very high) Structure demand: 88 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.1 7 182436.
Awards Note:
Mark Twain Nominee, 2018-2019.
Subject: Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Cancer > Juvenile fiction.
Adoption > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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