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My One Hundred Adventuresby Polly Horvath
Synopses & Reviews
THE WINNER OF a National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and countless other awards has written her richest, most spirited book yet, filled with characters that readers will love, and never forget.
Jane is 12 years old, and she is ready for adventures, to move beyond the world of her siblings and single mother and their house by the sea, and step into the “know-not what.” And, over the summer, adventures do seem to find Jane, whether it’s a thrilling ride in a hot-air balloon, the appearances of a slew of possible fathers, or a weird new friendship with a preacher and psychic wannabe. Most important, there’s Jane’s discovery of what lies at the heart of all great adventures: that it’s not what happens to you that matters, but what you learn about yourself.
Twelve-year-old Jane, who lives at the beach in a run-down old house with her mother, two brothers, and sister, has an eventful summer accompanying her pastor on bible deliveries, meeting former boyfriends of her mother's, and being coerced into babysitting for a family of ill-mannered children.
About the Author
In addition to the National Book Award and the Newbery Honor, Polly Horvath’s titles have been chosen by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post as Best Books of the Year. She lives in Metchosin, British Columbia.
Table of Contents
Summer begins — A stranger comes — Mrs. Parks's thrombosis — Delivering bibles by balloon — The poetry reading — The rescue — The seer — Mr. Fordyce — Mabel's cousin the channeler — Ned — Death — The funeral — Everyone disappears — Everyone reappears — To Canada.
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