Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel
Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel
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Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel

Written by Kimberly Willis Holt
Published by Square Fish
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Twelve-year-old Stevie attempts to brighten the lives of her cranky grandfather and the residents of his motel by planting a garden in this middle grade novel by National Book Award–winning author Kimberly Willis Holt. Stevie’s world changes drastically when her parents are tragically killed and she is forced to live with her estranged grandfather at his run-down motel. After failed attempts to connect with her grandfather, Stevie befriends the colorful motel tenants and neighbors. Together, they decide to bring some color and life to the motel by planting a flower garden, against Stevie’s grandfather’s wishes. It will take Stevie’s departure before her grandfather realizes just how needed she is by everyone. Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel explores themes of loss, family, and love, and gets at the heart of what it means to find a place to call home. A Christy Ottaviano Book “Endearing and imperfect, Stevie establishes immediate rapport with readers.” —Kirkus Reviews More from Kimberly Willis Holt: Skinny Brown Dog Dear Hank Williams Dinner with the Highbrows The Water Seeker Keeper of the Night When Zachary Beaver Came to Town The Piper Reed series: Piper Reed, Navy Brat Piper Reed, Clubhouse Queen Piper Reed Gets a Job Piper Reed, Party Planner Piper Reed, Campfire Girl Piper Reed, Rodeo Star Piper Reed, Forever Friend

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781250144041
    Publication Date
    July 3, 2018
    Page Count
    352
    Reading Age
    8 - 14 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1250144043
    Lexile® Level
    630L
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    8
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    187733
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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