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Children's Fiction Friendship

Driftwood

by (author) Valerie Sherrard

Publisher
Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Sep 2013
Category
Friendship, Values & Virtues, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554553051
    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554558544
    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
    List Price
    $11.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7

Description

On the 2014 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award shortlist

New middle-grade fiction from the award-winning author of The Glory Wind
Adam's summer is off to a disappointing start. His so-called "best friend" has bailed on him, choosing to stay behind to care for a sick dog, instead of joining Adam and his family at the seaside campground as planned. Adam is furious with Billy for abandoning him, impatient with his mother for her artistic obsessions, and embarrassed by his dad's lame attempts at being funny. At least an ever-changing cast of new summer friends proves to be an entertaining distraction: Joey, the shoe-thief with the cute sister; the mischievous Linden twins; enigmatic Nevin; and Ethan, the adventurer. But it is Theo, the blind gentleman up on the hill, with his magical stories of driftwood, who helps Adam to see the true nature of friendship — and forgiveness.

About the author

Valerie Sherrard first decided to become an author when she was in grade six! Her homeroom teacher that year, Mr. Alf Lower, praised and encouraged her efforts and instilled in her a lifelong belief in her ability to write. After producing about a dozen books for teens, Sherrard turned her hand to picture books. There’s a COW Under My Bed! introduces Oscar Ollie Brown, who will be embarking on his second adventure in There’s a Goldfish in my Shoe! in the fall of 2009. Since becoming a published author, Sherrard has enjoyed visiting many classrooms and libraries to speak to young people about writing, literacy, and most of all, finding and following your dreams. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Valerie has spent time in a number of provinces, including her current home of New Brunswick. She lives in Miramichi with her husband Brent and their four cats: Lilly, Thragg, Patootie and Cody.

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Editorial Reviews

"Driftwood is a pleasant novel. . . The stories told by Theo are interesting and compellingly told folktales.
Recommended"
-- CM Magazine

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