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    Extra Credit (Paperback) By (author) Andrew Clements, Illustrated by Mark Elliott

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    DescriptionIt isn't that Abby Carson can't do her schoolwork. She just doesn't "like" doing it. And consequently, Abby will have to repeat sixth grade--unless she meets some specific conditions, including taking on an extra credit project: find a pen pal in a distant country. But when Abby's first letter arrives at a small school in Afghanistan, complications arise. The elders agree that any letters going back to America must be written well, but the only qualified English-speaking student is a boy. And in this village, it's not proper for a boy to correspond with a girl. So, Sadeed's sister will dictate and sign the letters for him. But what about the villagers who believe that girls should not be anywhere near a school? And what about those who believe that any contact with Americans is...unhealthy? As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of central Asia, across cultural and religious divides, through the minefields of different lifestyles and traditions--a small group of children begin to speak and listen to each other. And in just a few short weeks, they make important discoveries about their communities, about their world, and most of all, about themselves.


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    Title
    Extra Credit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Clements, Illustrated by Mark Elliott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 189
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416949312
    ISBN 10: 1416949313
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: SCH
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22300
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YFN
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T General Subject: 216
    BIC subject category V2: YXFM
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    BIC subject category V2: YFS
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV013070
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV035000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV030110
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    LC classification: PZ7.C59118 EX 2011
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    01 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY