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Little Klein

author: Anne Ylvisaker

Born Harold Sylvester George Klein, Little Klein can’t seem to measure up to the "Bigs." His older brothers are a boisterous gang held together by the bustling, bighearted Mother Klein. Try as he might to stand tall and be heard above the din, Harold often feels little and left out -- until one day when a stray named LeRoy answers his whistle and the two become inseparable, with LeRoy’s nose leading them from one adventure to the next. Join a cast of colorful characters in a rural river town circa 1949 where boys wrestle and fish, swipe pies, brave perilous waters on homemade rafts -- and sometimes quietly become heroes.

"A lovely coming-of-age tale filled with humor and pathos and unexpected twists...The characters are quirky, eccentric, and lovable." — Kirkus Reviews
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$6.99 / $8.00
0763683116 /  9780763683115
on sale date:
Middle-grade Novel / EBook
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
192 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Animals; Family; Humorous Stories; Historical; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Anne Ylvisaker is the author of Dear Papa, which was named a Booklist Top Ten First Novel for Youth, as well as Little Klein and three books about the Button family. She lives in California.
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