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    DescriptionIn the tradition of "Out of My Mind," "Wonder, "and "Mockingbird, " this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn't kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now. Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is "not" a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read. "Holly Goldberg Sloan writes about belonging in a way I've never quite seen in any other book. This is a gorgeous, funny, and heartwarming novel that I'll never forget."--John Corey Whaley, author of "Where Things Come Back" "Willow Chance subtly drew me into her head and her life, so much so that I was holding my breath for her by the end. Holly Goldberg Sloan has created distinct characters who will stay with you long after you finish the book."--Sharon Creech, Newbery Award-winning author of "Walk Two Moons" "In achingly beautiful prose, Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a delightful tale of transformation that's a celebration of life in all its wondrous, hilarious and confounding glory. "Counting by 7s" is a triumph."--Maria Semple, author of "Where'd You Go, Bernadette"

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    Counting by 7s
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    By (author) Holly Goldberg Sloan
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 380
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780803738553
    ISBN 10: 0803738552

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    LC classification: PZ7.S633136 COU 2013
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    Dial Books
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    Dial Books
    Publication date
    29 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Holly Goldberg Sloan, the acclaimed author of "I'll Be There, "has worked as an advertising copywriter and a writer and director of feature films."" She lives in Santa Monica, California.
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    Praise for Counting By 7s: "A graceful, meaningful tale featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters who learn sweet--but never cloying--lessons about resourcefulness, community, and true resilience in the face of loss."--"Booklist" (starred review) "Bright and heartfelt [...] an uplifting story."--"Kirkus " "What sets this novel apart from the average orphan-finds-a-home book is its lack of sentimentality, its truly multicultural cast (Willow describes herself as a "person of color"; Mai and Quang-ha are of mixed Vietnamese, African American, and Mexican ancestry), and its tone. . . . Poignant."--"The Horn Book" (starred review) "A deeply original tale . . . Readers will rejoice." --"BCCB" (starred review) "Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page."--"School Library Journal" (starred review)