The Dollar Kids

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The Dollar Kids
Written by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 153621311X
ISBN-13: 9781536213119
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The Dollar Kids

author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson
illustrator: Ryan Andrews

Twelve-year-old Lowen Grover, a budding comic-book artist, is still reeling from the shooting death of his friend Abe when he stumbles across an article about a former mill town giving away homes for just one dollar. It not only seems like the perfect escape from the city and all of the awful memories associated with it, but an opportunity for his mum to run her very own business. But is the Dollar Program too good to be true? The homes are in horrible shape, and the locals are less than welcoming. Will the Grovers find they’ve traded one set of problems for another? From the author of Small as an Elephant and Paper Things comes a heart-tugging novel about guilt and grief, family and friendship, and, above all, community.

“A skillfully written and heartfelt novel about a family making a new home, recovering from grief, and the town full of people who join them on their journey.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
153621311X /  9781536213119
on sale date:
03/2020
type/format:
Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs - 14 yrs
# of pages/size:
416 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 5 - Grade 9
 
subjects:
Art & Architecture; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Jennifer Richard Jacobson is the author of several books for children and young adults, including the middle-grade novels Small as an Elephant and Paper Things, and the Andy Shane early chapter books, illustrated by Abby Carter. She lives in Maine.
illustrator’s comments:
Ryan Andrews is a comics artist and illustrator living in Fukuoka, Japan. Two of his web comics have been nominated for Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
 
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