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Fifteen-year-old Shifty knows all about moving around and next to nothing about where he came from. When he's assigned to a new foster home and family, he tries hard to keep cool and stay out of trouble. But it seems like the more he tries to do the right thing, the more trouble he finds. As Shifty navigates a series of messy summer adventures, he struggles to find a balance between the street-wise spirit that has helped him survive and his longing for a place to call home. Lynne E. Hazen has created a fast-paced, page-turning plot full of surprises and warmth.

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 "the characters have warmth, and readers will feel empathy for this makeshift family."

-School Library Journal  http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6643678.html?nid=2413&source=ti   

 

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Synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Shifty knows all about moving around and next to nothing about where he came from. When he's assigned to a new foster home and family, he tries hard to keep cool and stay out of trouble. But it seems like the more he tries to do the right thing, the more trouble he finds. As Shifty navigates a series of messy summer adventures, he struggles to find a balance between the street-wise spirit that has helped him survive and his longing for a place to call home. Lynne E. Hazen has created a fast-paced, page-turning plot full of surprises and warmth.  

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About the Author

Lynn E. Hazen, M.A., M.F.A., writes books for children and young adults filled with humor, heart and hope. Kirkus Reviews praised her young adult novel, Shifty, as "a realistic story that resonates.” Shifty was chosen for VOYAs (Voice of Youth Advocates magazine) Top Shelf Fiction, as a CCBC Choice, and as a Smithsonian Notable. Lynn's books for younger readers include: Cinder Rabbit, the Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail, Buzz Bumble, and Mermaid Mary Margaret. Lynn earned an M.F.A. in Writing for Children & Young Adults at Vermont College where she won the Houghton Mifflin Scholarship. She also holds an M.A. in Education from San Francsico State University and a B.S. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from U.C. Davis.Lynn lives in Northern California and enjoys giving presentations at schools, libraries, conferences, and literary events. She teaches classes in Writing for Children & Young Adults at Stanford Continuing Studies. Check her website for a free downloadable teachers guide, a cool Shifty Card activity (with free pdfs & how to video) and more. www.ShiftyTheBook.com <http://www.shiftythebook.com/>

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582463223
Author:
Hazen, Lynn E.
Publisher:
Tricycle Press
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Family - Alternative Family
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.38x5.48x.51 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , Fifteen-year-old Shifty knows all about moving around and next to nothing about where he came from. When he's assigned to a new foster home and family, he tries hard to keep cool and stay out of trouble. But it seems like the more he tries to do the right thing, the more trouble he finds. As Shifty navigates a series of messy summer adventures, he struggles to find a balance between the street-wise spirit that has helped him survive and his longing for a place to call home. Lynne E. Hazen has created a fast-paced, page-turning plot full of surprises and warmth.  

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