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The summer we found the baby / Amy Hest ; illustrations by Jamey Christoph.

Hest, Amy, (author.). Christoph, Jamey, 1980- (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

"On the morning of the dedication of the new children's library in Belle Beach, Long Island, eleven-year-old Julie Sweet and her six-year-old sister, Martha, find a baby in a basket on the library steps. At the same time, twelve-year-old Bruno Ben-Eli is on his way to the train station to catch the 9:15 train into New York City. He is on an important errand for his brother, who is a soldier overseas in World War II. But when Bruno spies Julie, the same Julie who hasn't spoken to him for sixteen days, heading away from the library with a baby in her arms, he has to follow her. Holy everything, he thinks. Julie Sweet is a kidnapper. Of course, the truth is much more complicated than the children know in this heartwarming and beautifully textured family story by award-winning author Amy Hest. Told in three distinct voices, each with a different take on events, the novel captures the moments and emotions of a life-changing summer -- a summer in which a baby gives a family hope and brings a community together."--Amazon.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J FIC HEST (Text) 33892100703652 Children's New Books Book None 10/02/2020 Available -
Parkdale Community Library J FIC HEST (Text) 33892100703611 Children's New Books Book None 10/10/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763660079
  • ISBN: 0763660078
  • Physical Description: 181 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"On the morning of the dedication of the new children's library in Belle Beach, Long Island, eleven-year-old Julie Sweet and her six-year-old sister, Martha, find a baby in a basket on the library steps. At the same time, twelve-year-old Bruno Ben-Eli is on his way to the train station to catch the 9:15 train into New York City. He is on an important errand for his brother, who is a soldier overseas in World War II. But when Bruno spies Julie, the same Julie who hasn't spoken to him for sixteen days, heading away from the library with a baby in her arms, he has to follow her. Holy everything, he thinks. Julie Sweet is a kidnapper. Of course, the truth is much more complicated than the children know in this heartwarming and beautifully textured family story by award-winning author Amy Hest. Told in three distinct voices, each with a different take on events, the novel captures the moments and emotions of a life-changing summer -- a summer in which a baby gives a family hope and brings a community together."--Amazon.
Subject: Families > Juvenile fiction.
Abandoned children > Juvenile fiction.
Summer > Juvenile fiction.
Life change events > Juvenile fiction.
Communities > Juvenile fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Abandoned children > Fiction.
Long Island (N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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