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    Pay it Forward (Paperback) By (author) Catherine Ryan Hyde

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    DescriptionIt all started with the social studies teacher's extra-credit project: Think of an idea for world change, and put it into action. Whilst this proved a little ambitious for most of his classmates, twelve-year-old Trevor thought he would start by doing something good for three people. But instead of paying him back, he would ask them to "pay it forward" by doing a favour for three more people. If it all went to plan, Trevor thought, it would be the start of a long chain of human kindness ...Sound unlikely to you? Well a lot of other people had their doubts too - Trevor's teacher, his classmates, his mother, in fact everyone in his small California town. It could never really work...could it?

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    Pay it Forward
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Catherine Ryan Hyde
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    ISBN 13: 9780552774253
    ISBN 10: 0552774251

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: 813.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Black Swan
    Publication date
    08 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Catherine Ryan Hyde, an acclaimed novelist and award-winning short story writer, is the author of several novels including, most recently, Love in the Present Tense. Pay it Forward was named an ALA Book of the Year and made into a feature film starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt. Catherine lives in Cambia, California.
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    "Heartwarming, funny, and bittersweet... A quiet, steady masterpiece with an incandescent ending" Kirkus Reviews "The philosophy behind this book is so intriguing, and the optimism so contagious... a book that lingers long after the last page" Denver Post "Hyde's book delivers a profound vision: The simple magic of the human heart" San Francisco Chronicle "The story is quick read, told with lean sentences and an edge... Hyde pulls off a poignant, gutsy ending without bathos" Los Angeles Time