Blue Skies
Blue Skies
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Blue Skies

Written by Anne Bustard
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9 - 12
Reading age
224
Page count
166
Words per page
630L
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Mar 17, 2020
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For fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Louisiana’s Way Home, this heartwarming novel tells the story of ten-year-old Glory Bea as she prepares for a miracle of her very own–her father’s return home. Glory Bea Bennett knows that miracles happen in Gladiola, Texas, population 3,421. After all, her grandmother–the best matchmaker in the whole county–is responsible for thirty-nine of them. Now, Glory Bea needs a miracle of her own. The war ended three years ago, but Glory Bea’s father never returned home from the front in France. Glory Bea understands what Mama and Grams and Grandpa say–that Daddy died a hero on Omaha Beach–yet deep down in her heart, she believes Daddy is still out there. When the Gladiola Gazette reports that one of the boxcars from the Merci Train (the “thank you” train)–a train filled with gifts of gratitude from the people of France–will be stopping in Gladiola, she just knows daddy will be its surprise cargo. But miracles, like people, are always changing, until at last they find their way home.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781534446069
    Publication Date
    March 17, 2020
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    224
    Words Per Page
    166
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019006132
    Lexile® Level
    630L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    511727
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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