Sweeping Up the Heart
Sweeping Up the Heart
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Sweeping Up the Heart

Written by Kevin Henkes
Published by Greenwillow Books
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From two-time Newbery Honor and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes, this timeless novel about loss, loneliness, and friendship tells the story of the spring break that changes seventh-grader Amelia Albright’s life forever. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. Amelia Albright dreams about going to Florida for spring break like everyone else in her class, but her father–a cranky and stubborn English professor–has decided Florida is too much adventure.Now Amelia is stuck at home with him and her babysitter, the beloved Mrs. O’Brien. The week ahead promises to be boring, until Amelia meets Casey at her neighborhood art studio. Amelia has never been friends with a boy before, and the experience is both fraught and thrilling. When Casey claims to see the spirit of Amelia’s mother (who died ten years before), the pair embarks on an altogether different journey in their attempt to find her. Using crisp, lyrical, literary writing and moments of humor and truth, award-winning author Kevin Henkes deftly captures how it feels to be almost thirteen.With themes of family, death, grief, creativity, and loyalty, Sweeping Up the Heart is for readers of Kate DiCamillo, Rebecca Stead, Lauren Wolk, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, and Pam Muñoz Ryan. –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780062852540
    Publication Date
    March 19, 2019
    Page Count
    192
    Words Per Page
    115
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2018022067
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    1040084984
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    006285254X
    Lexile® Level
    610L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.4
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    3
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    501613
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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