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Ivy doesn't want to be a lawyer. Who cares? Well, her father, for starters, who expects his daughter to take up the Breedlove family profession with dedication and enthusiasm. But Ivy wants to be a historian, a vocation that's getting quite a workout as she prepares a family history in honor of her beloved great-aunt Tib's eightieth birthday. This undertaking takesIvy on a great journey, as she hikes into the wilds of the Adirondacks to find her reclusive aunt Jo -- and her own destiny."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 185 pages
  • 137.2 x 203.2 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0142404349
  • 9780142404348
  • 947,860

About Joan Bauer

Joan Bauer ( the author of numerous books for young readers. She received a NewberyHonor Medal forHope Was Here, and theL.A. TimesBook Prize forRules of the Road.The Christopher Award was given to bothHope was HereandClose to Famous, whichalsoreceived the Schneider Family Book Award. Joan is the recipient of numerous state awards voted by readers.
School Library Journalsays, When it comes to creating strong, independent, and funnycharacters, Bauer is in a class by herself.
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Praise for Backwater...
"Bauer's characters crackle with eccentricity and exhibit glimmers of intense emotion."--Publishers Weekly
Praise forAlmost Homeby Joan Bauer
"Sugar's voice is convincing, both as storyteller and young writer; her natural good humor shines through what could be a sad story indeed. Quirky supporting characters both human and dog add to its appeal. Sugar...will win readers hearts." Kirkus, starred review
"Sure to inspire..." Library Media Connection, starred review"
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1,346 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 26% (347)
4 36% (491)
3 30% (400)
2 7% (96)
1 1% (12)
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