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ISBN13: 9780316523882
ISBN10: 0316523887
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Thirteen-year-old Mia Winchell appears to be a typical eighth grader. But Mia is keeping a secret from everyone who knows her: sounds, numbers and words appear in color for her. Mia has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, or taste shapes. A Mango-Shaped Space is a poignant, coming-of-age novel spiced with wit and humor that chronicles Mia's developing appreciation of her gift and the part it plays in her life. Wendy Mass can be reached by email at mangobook@aol.com, but don't ask if she sees letters or numbers in colors because she doesn't (although she wishes she did).

Synopsis:

Thirteen-year-old Mia Winchell has a secret: sounds, numbers, and words appear to her in color. Mia has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person sees sounds or tastes shapes. This coming-of-age novel chronicles Mia's developing appreciation for her gift.

Synopsis:

Mia Winchell has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, or taste shapes. Forced to reveal her condition, she must look to herself to develop an understanding and appreciation of her gift in this coming-of-age novel.

About the Author

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers, the ALA Schneider Family Award winner A Mango-Shaped Space, Leap Day, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, and Every Soul a Star. Wendy lives in New Jersey with her husband and their twins. Her website is www.wendymass.com.

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leenerbeener16, May 28, 2008 (view all comments by leenerbeener16)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s funny, witty, and yanks at your heart-strings. An afternoon will not be wasted as you venture into a world with cats, colors, and geometric shapes, a world that seems all too familiar to the main character Mia. Wendy Mass’s characters comes to life as their quirky traits become nice additions to the already touching journey of Mia’s quest to find herself. The concept and the ideas are genuine and original, and the tone is honest and sincere. The use of synesthesia through the main character, Mia’s eyes is delightful and brings much color to the book. The all too classic theme of finding yourself is modernly redeveloped with a new twist that gives ‘personal identity’ a whole new meaning.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316523882
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Author:
Mass, Wendy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Social Situations - Special Needs
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Senses and sensation
Subject:
Synesthesia
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
107-212
Publication Date:
20051019
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.72x5.84x.78 in. .76 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 240 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316523882 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Thirteen-year-old Mia Winchell has a secret: sounds, numbers, and words appear to her in color. Mia has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person sees sounds or tastes shapes. This coming-of-age novel chronicles Mia's developing appreciation for her gift.
"Synopsis" by , Mia Winchell has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, or taste shapes. Forced to reveal her condition, she must look to herself to develop an understanding and appreciation of her gift in this coming-of-age novel.
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