Chasing Redbird

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Harper Collins, Apr 24, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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It started out as an ordinary summer. But the minute thirteen-year-old Zinny covered the old, overgrown trail that ran through the woods behind her family's house, she realized that things were about to change.

Right from the start, Zinny knew that uncovering the trail would be more than just a summer project. It was her chance to finally make people notice her, and to have a place she could call her very own. But more than that, Zinny knew that the trail somehow held the key to all kinds of questions. And that -- the only way to understand her family, her Aunt Jessie's death, and herself, was to find out where it went.

From the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Walk Two Moons, here is an intricately woven tale of a young girl who sets out in search of her place in the world -- and discovers it in her own backyard.

 

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User Review  - wichitafriendsschool - LibraryThing

It started out as an ordinary summer. But the minute thirteen-year-old Zinny discovered the old, overgrown trail that ran through the woods behind her family's house, she realized that things were ... Read full review

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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

Read as an adult, great story of a girl who uses nature to work through her guilt about the death of 2 family members. Zinny's family is a bit strange (distracted mother, backbiting sisters, "uncle" who chases after his ghosts) so it's no surprise Zinny needs escape. Read full review

Contents

Tangled Spaghetti
The Quiet Zone
Sinking
OneDay Special
Resolutions
Tadpoles and Pumpkins
The Trail
Bottle Caps
Bingo
Gobbler
Lost and Found
Boogiewoogie
Trespassing
Proof
Accused
Beady Eyes

Back in the Drawer
The Mission
Presents
The Birds the Rose and the Turtle
Wanted
The Fence
Dont Blame
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Sharon Creech has written twenty books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.

Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says. “Moo was inspired by our mutual love of Maine and by our granddaughter’s involvement in a local 4-H program. We have all been enchanted with the charms of cows.”

www.sharoncreech.com

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