Because of the Rabbit

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Scholastic Press
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.81 X 8.56 X 0.81 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780545914246

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About the Author

Cynthia Lord is the award-winning author of Rules, a Newbery Honor Book and a Schneider Family Book Award winner, as well as the critically acclaimed Half a Chance, A Handful of Stars, and Because of the Rabbit. She made her picture-book debut with Hot Rod Hamster, which won several awards, including the Parents' Choice Award, and is the author of the Shelter Pet Squad chapter book series. She lives in Maine with her family. Visit her at cynthialord.com.

Reviews

Praise for Because of the Rabbit

* "A young girl learns about honesty, integrity, and friendship when she finds a lost rabbit and starts school for the first time... The beauty in Lord's tale of finding home in a new community is the way Emma's grandfather reaches her with his stories of magic even after he is gone, teaching her important lessons about following through on one's promises... Delightful." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Emma learns the rewards of patience and understanding the perspectives of others. [An] insightful story -- lucidly written from the heart." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Lord uses clear, straightforward sentences to relate experiences in ways that speak directly to children. From Emma's relationship with her brother to her insecurities about attending school to her procrastination in calling a family that's lost a rabbit, her emotions are mixed but layered and evident to readers. A heartfelt chapter book with broad appeal." -- Booklist, starred review

Praise for A Handful of Stars

* "Salma's artistic creativity and gumption awaken Lily to the power of imagination, the importance of embracing change and knowing when to let go of the past, and the rewards of venturing beyond one's comfort zone." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "The treatment of Salma's migrant life is matter-of-fact but direct, and Lily plausibly deals with possibilities of local racism and swells with indignation on behalf of her new friend. It's the straightforward and unaffected prose (highly suitable for a readaloud as well as reading alone) that really allows Lily's story to shine... it's hard to resist joining her on her journey toward greater maturity." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

Praise for Half a Chance

* "[Lord] has combined vivid, cinematic description with deft characterization and handles several important issues with sensitivity, nuance, and great skill. A deeply enjoyable read." -- School Library Journal, starred review

* "With winning results, Lord brings the same sensitivity to the subject of dementia that she brought to autism in her Newbery Honor book, Rules." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for Rules

Newbery Honor Book
Schneider Family Book Award
ALA Notable Children's Book