Building Blocks

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Fawcett Juniper, 1985 - Families - 121 pages
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Brann Connell, a twelve-year-old boy who believes his father is a "loser," travels back in time thirty years and learns something about his father as a little boy. In a single mystifying day of adventure, Brann learns that fate is something both to guide and accept. A 1984 Library Journal Best YA Book of the Year.

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When a book is essentially plot-less, it's got to have some amazing characters for me to like it and, if it doesn't, then I can't help but feel like I've wasted my time. Building Blocks is a slice-of ... Read full review

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Not super special for me; this is a sweet story about a boy learning to appreciate his dad's world a bit more after time-traveling to spend time with his dad as a boy. Read full review


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Cynthia Voigt was born on February 25, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College, did graduate work at St. Michael's College, and later received a teacher's certification from Christian Brothers College. After college, she worked for an advertising agency. Before becoming a full-time author, she was a secretary and a high school English teacher. Her first book, Homecoming, was published in 1981. Her children's books address such issues at child abuse and racism, topics that are not often talked about in books designed for children. She is the author of numerous books including the Bad Girls series, the Tillerman Cycle series, and the Kingdom series. She won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the field of social studies for Homecoming, the Newbery Medal, ALA in 1983 for Dicey's Song, and the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1984 for The Callender Papers. In 1995, she received the MAE Award.

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