Breaker Boy
Breaker Boy
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Breaker Boy

Written by Joan Hiatt Harlow
Published by Margaret K McElderry Books
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In 1911 Pennsylvania Coal Country, can Corey overcome the panic attacks that prevent him from helping support his family? Corey is just a kid, but his family needs him to chip in. He’s dropped out of school and works as a breaker boy—picking out coal impurities from bins—in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. But after a skating accident nearly kills Corey, he begins having panic attacks and nightmares. Corey turns to Mrs. Chudzik, a strange and mysterious local recluse, for help. She’s a trained doctor and Corey’s overwhelming fear of tight spaces means he is jeopardizing his family’s future. When there is a disaster at the mine, trapping his father, Corey knows it’s time to face his fear. He and Mrs. Chudzik’s hound, Hovi, must find the trapped miners and bring help. But how can he when the thought of being in the dark and enclosed space might be more than Corey can handle?

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781481465380
    Publication Date
    October 23, 2018
    Page Count
    288
    Words Per Page
    192
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2016056190
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1481465384
    Lexile® Level
    680L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.4
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    8
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    511452
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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