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- Description<b>Thirteen-year-old Travis has a secret: he can't read. But a shrewd teacher and a sassy girl are about to change everything in this witty and deeply moving vel.</b> 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 ticed 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.
- Author BiographyPat Schmatz is the author of three previous novels for teens. She lives in rural Wisconsin.
- Author(s)Pat Schmatz
- PublisherCandlewick Press (MA)
- Date of Publication06/08/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCandlewick Press (MA)
- Weight218 g
- Width140 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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