Each Little Bird that Sings

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Gulliver Books/Harcourt, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 247 pages
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Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger has attended 247 funerals. But that's not surprising, considering that her family runs the town funeral home. And even though Great-uncle Edisto keeled over with a heart attack and Great-great-aunt Florentine dropped dead--just like that--six months later, Comfort knows how to deal with loss, or so she thinks. She's more concerned with avoiding her crazy cousin Peach and trying to figure out why her best friend, Declaration, suddenly won't talk to her. Life is full of surprises. And the biggest one of all is learning what it takes to handle them.

Deborah Wiles has created a unique, funny, and utterly real cast of characters in this heartfelt, and quintessentially Southern coming-of-age novel. Comfort will charm young readers with her wit, her warmth, and her struggles as she learns about life, loss, and ultimately, triumph.

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Deborah Wiles has a great style of writing. - Goodreads
With a plot twist, of course. - Goodreads
She has a special talent for writing in first person. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Claires2 - Goodreads

Each Little Bird That Sings took me on an emotional roller coaster. I laughed at Comfort's attempts to get her “Life Notices” in the paper, and cried all the way through the last chapters. A couple of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa Piesche - Goodreads

This is one of my favorite books that I have ever read. The chapter book is about the main character, Comfort, and her dog, Dismay, who live in a funeral home with her family. Comfort deals with a lot ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

DEBORAH WILES is the award-winning author of one other novel, Love, Ruby Lavender, an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Children's Book Sense 76 Pick, and a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing. Ms. Wiles is the recipient of the 2004 PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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