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Tillerman Cycle #03: A Solitary Blue


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andlt;b andgt;A Newbery Honorand#8211;winning installment of the Cynthia Voigtand#8217;s classic Tillerman series is repackaged with a fresh new look.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Jeff Greene was only seven when he came home from school to find a note from his mother. She felt that the world needed her more than her and#8220;grown upand#8221; son did. For someone who believed she could see the worldand#8217;s problems so clearly, she was blind to the heartache and difficulties she pushed upon her son, leaving him with his reserved, undemonstrative father.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;So when, years later, she invites Jeff to spend summers with her in Charleston, Jeff is captivated by her free spirit and warmth, and a happiness heand#8217;s been missing fills him. But Jeff's second visit ends with a devastating betrayal and an aching feeling of loneliness. In life, there can be emotional pits so deep that seemingly nothing will growand#8212;but if he digs a little deeper, Jeff might just come out on the other side.andnbsp;

About the Author

Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for andlt;iandgt;Diceyand#8217;s Songandlt;/iandgt;, the Newbery Honor Award for andlt;iandgt;A Solitary Blueandlt;/iandgt;, and the National Book Award Honor for andlt;iandgt;Homecomingandlt;/iandgt;, all part of the beloved Tillerman cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle grade and teen readers, including andlt;iandgt;Izzy, Willy-Nillyandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Jackarooandlt;/iandgt;. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.

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Voigt, Cynthia
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Family - Siblings
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Children s-General
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Tillerman Cycle, The
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from 7
f/c cvr (spcl fx: foil, emboss); digital
8.25 x 5.5 in
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from 12

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