Junonia

Junonia

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Returning to the beach cottage-a cottage named Scallop-where she has always celebrated her birthday is a special occasion for Alice Rice. Who will see the first dolphin this time? The first pelican? What will have changed? Stayed the same? And will this be the year she finally finds a junonia shell?Alice's friends are all returning, too. And she's certain her parents have the best party planned for her. Alice can't wait. If Alice is lucky, everything will be absolutely perfect. Will Alice be lucky?
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 149.86 x 187.96 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Greenwillow Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • colour line drawings
  • 0061964190
  • 9780061964190
  • 434,316

Review quote

"Henkes knows that Alice, like many girls her age, carries plenty of things in her mind-and her heart-that she seldom speaks of. She mulls them over privately, and in Henkes's hands, eloquently." -- New York Times "Very few writers have such a keen understanding of the emotional lives of children; here Henkes is at the top of his game." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "In this introspective story about a child's search for a rare shell, Henkes again displays his ability to find profound meaning in ordinary events. . . . Readers will empathize with Alice's frustrations and relish her moments of joy." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "With tender observations and sensory details, Henkes creates a memorable young individual whose arcadian growing up is authentic and pitch-perfect." -- Booklist (starred review) "Alice balances between familiarity and novelty, coziness and independence, self-centeredness and altruism-the balance beam of turning ten. . . . A fully realized, respectful portrait of a childhood milestone." -- The Horn Book
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About Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is the award-winning creator of many books for children, including the Caldecott Medal Book Kitten's First Full Moon, the Caldecott and Geisel Honor Book Waiting, the Newbery Honor Books The Year of Billy Miller and Olive's Ocean, and several bestselling books about mice, including Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse and Chrysanthemum. www.kevinhenkes.com
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Rating details

2,371 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 22% (533)
4 32% (766)
3 31% (730)
2 11% (256)
1 4% (86)
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