The Lost Boy's Gift

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), Apr 30, 2019 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages

Kimberly Willis Holt explores themes of divorce, acceptance, intergenerational friendship, and the power that comes with noticing in The Lost Boy's Gift, an insightful middle-grade novel.

There are places where you want to go and places where you want to leave. There are also places where you want to stay.

Nine-year-old Daniel must move across the county with his mom after his parents’ divorce. He’s leaving behind his whole life—everything—and he’s taking a suitcase of anger with him. But Daniel is in for a surprise when he settles into While-a-Way Lane and meets his new neighbors—the Lemonade Girl, the hopscotching mailman, the tiny creatures, and especially Tilda Butter. Tilda knows how to look and listen closely, and it's that gift that helps Daniel find his way in that curious placed called While-a-Way Lane.

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In this quiet tale of community and new friendship by Holt (Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel), nine-year-old Daniel and his mother move across the county to While-a-Way Lane following his parents ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
12
Section 4
16
Section 5
27
Section 6
31
Section 7
38
Section 8
48
Section 19
122
Section 20
133
Section 21
148
Section 22
151
Section 23
157
Section 24
161
Section 25
167
Section 26
171

Section 9
52
Section 10
65
Section 11
75
Section 12
85
Section 13
88
Section 14
99
Section 15
108
Section 16
110
Section 17
112
Section 18
118
Section 27
174
Section 28
178
Section 29
182
Section 30
186
Section 31
191
Section 32
195
Section 33
202
Section 34
206
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About the author (2019)

Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of many award-winning novels for young adults and children, including Dear Hank Williams and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, winner of a National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Born in Pensacola, Florida, Holt has lived all over the U.S. and the world. She now lives in Texas with her family.

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