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The Resource Belle Prater's Boy, Ruth White, (electronic resource)

Belle Prater's Boy, Ruth White, (electronic resource)

Label
Belle Prater's Boy
Title
Belle Prater's Boy
Statement of responsibility
Ruth White
Title variation
Belle Praters boy
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Around 5:00 a.m. on a warm Sunday morning on October 1953, my Aunt Belle left her bed and vanished from the face of the earth. Everyone in Coal Station, Virginia, has a theory about what happened to Belle Prater, but twelve-year-old Gypsy wants the facts, and when her cousin Woodrow, Aunt Belle's son moves next door, she has her chance. Woodrow isn't as forthcoming as Gypsy hopes, yet he becomes more than just a curiosity to her-- during their sixth-grade year she finds that they have enough in common to be best friends. Even so, Gypsy is puzzled by Woodrow's calm acceptance of his mother's disappearance, especially since she herself has never gotten over her father's death. When Woodrow finally reveals that he's been keeping a secret about his mother, Gypsy begins to understand that there are different ways of finding the strength to face the truth, no matter how painful it is. Belle Prater's Boy is a 1996 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Fiction and a 1997 Newbery Honor Book
Summary
Cousins living in a Virginia coal town have both experienced the loss of someone dear to them. Through the stories they tell each other and the adventures they share, they learn to look beyond grief and imagine better lives for themselves
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1997.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1996.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997.
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076485
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HCO
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1942-
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White, Ruth
Index
no index present
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760
Literary form
fiction
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  • 6
  • 9
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dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Belle Prater's Boy, Ruth White, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429934244
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c2720127-3e91-4d21-9730-d2cfa70df5c5
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Belle Prater's Boy, Ruth White, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429934244
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c2720127-3e91-4d21-9730-d2cfa70df5c5
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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