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A Corner of the Universe

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Awards

2003 Newbery Medal Honor Book

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

On the heels of her acclaimed novel BELLE TEAL, bestselling and beloved author Ann M. Martin presents a searing story about family ties and how they bind us.

The summer Hattie turns 12, her predictable smalltown life is turned on end when her uncle Adam returns home for the first time in over ten years. Hattie has never met him, never known about him. He's been institutionalized; his condition invovles schizophrenia and autism.

Hattie, a shy girl who prefers the company of adults, takes immediately to her excitable uncle, even when the rest of the family — her parents and grandparents — have trouble dealing with his intense way of seeing the world. And Adam, too, sees that Hattie is special, that her quiet, shy ways are not a disability,

Synopsis:

Twelve-year-old Hattie learns that living life fully means facing both the good times and the bad upon the closing of her Uncle Adam's "school"--an institution for the mentally disabled.

Synopsis:

Now that her Uncle Adam's "school"--an institution for the mentally disabled--is closing, Hattie's family must deal with a childlike young man whose existence they've denied for years.

Synopsis:

During the summer that Hattie Owen turns 12, she meets her Uncle Adam--whom no one has ever spoken about. Now that his "school"--an institution for the mentally disabled--is closing, Hattie's family must deal with a childlike young man whose existence they've denied for years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439388801
Author:
Martin, Ann M.
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Author:
Martin, Ann Matthews
Author:
Martin, Ann
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Uncles
Subject:
People with mental disabilities
Subject:
Situations / New Experience
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
GTR-548
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Elementary and junior high
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Children's » Awards » Newbery Award Winners
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

A Corner of the Universe
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Product details 208 pages Scholastic - English 9780439388801 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Twelve-year-old Hattie learns that living life fully means facing both the good times and the bad upon the closing of her Uncle Adam's "school"--an institution for the mentally disabled.
"Synopsis" by , Now that her Uncle Adam's "school"--an institution for the mentally disabled--is closing, Hattie's family must deal with a childlike young man whose existence they've denied for years.
"Synopsis" by , During the summer that Hattie Owen turns 12, she meets her Uncle Adam--whom no one has ever spoken about. Now that his "school"--an institution for the mentally disabled--is closing, Hattie's family must deal with a childlike young man whose existence they've denied for years.
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