Each Little Bird that Sings

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Houghton Mifflin 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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Book on CD performed by Kim Mai Guest From the book cover Comfort Snowberger is an Explorer, a Recipe Tester, and a Funeral Reporter. Writing about dead people might seem like a strange hobby for a ... Read full review

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This book contained an interesting mixture of comedy, sadness, loss, and hope. The characters' names are unique and quirky like their characterizations (ie: Comfort, Bunch, Joy, Tidings, Peach ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
14
Chapter 3
26
CHAPTER 4
31
Chapter 5
36
CHAPTER 6
54
CHAPTER 7
57
Chapter 8
68
Chapter 17
131
Chapter 18
137
CHAPTER 19
144
CHAPTER 20
152
Chapter 21
159
Chapter 22
169
CHAPTER 23
177
CHAPTER 24
185

CHAPTER 9
77
CHAPTER 10
82
CHAPTER 11
86
CHAPTER 12
96
CHAPTER 13
101
CHAPTER 14
107
Chapter 15
117
CHAPTER 16
124
Chapter 25
195
Chapter 26
207
CHAPTER 27
222
CHAPTER 28
229
CHAPTER 29
236
Chapter 30
239
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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.