Pixie Pushes On
Pixie Pushes On
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Pixie Pushes On

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10 - 14
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240
Page count
175
Words per page
~750L
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Jan 14, 2020
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A young girl learns bittersweet life lessons on the family farm after her sister gets polio, in this poignant and funny novel set in the heartland in the 1940s. Pixie’s defenses are up, and it’s no wonder. She’s been uprooted, the chickens seem to have it in for her, and now her beloved sister, Charlotte, has been stricken with polio and whisked away into quarantine. So it’s not surprising Pixie lashes out. But her habit of making snap judgements–and giving her classmates nicknames like “Rotten Ricky” and “Big-Mouth Berta”–hasn’t won her any friends. At least life on the farm is getting better with the delivery of its newest resident–a runt baby lamb. Raising Buster takes patience and understanding–and this slowing down helps Pixie put things in better perspective. So too does paying attention to her neighbors, and finding that with the war on she’s not the only one missing someone. As Pixie pushes past her own pain to become a bigger person, she’s finally able to make friends; and to laugh about the fact that it is in places where she least expected it. “Pixie is full of heart! A laugh-out-loud book that also wades into poignant life lessons. A must read!”–Lynda Mullaly Hunt, author of Fish in a Tree “Pixie has bad luck–and is bad luck if you ask her. But she also has grit and gumption, so when her bad luck doesn’t let go, she opens her eyes and her heart wider. Her world changes when she changes how she looks at her world. I loved Pixie and her story–a story filled with humor, hope, and everyday heroes.”–Lynn Plourde, author of Maxi’s Secrets

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780525515166
    Publication Date
    January 14, 2020
    Publisher
    Nancy Paulsen Books
    Page Count
    240
    Words Per Page
    175
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    10 - 14 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019019591
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~750L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~R
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.8
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    6
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    511732
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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