Pay Attention, Carter Jones

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544790858

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About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt is the best-selling author of Orbiting Jupiter, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor Book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor Book The Wednesday Wars, and Okay for Now. He lives in Alto, Michigan, and is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. hmhbooks.com/schmidt

Reviews

β˜… "Schmidt gracefully weaves together the humor of school, siblings, and a dachshund with a delicate digestive system with deeper themes of family connection, disappointment, anger, and grief. The result is wonderfully impressive and layered."--Kirkus, STARRED review

β˜… "Schmidt, author of the celebrated Wednesday Wars, strikes gold again with this emotionally complex character who learns to navigate change and disappointment, and, more important, how to receive help."--School Library Journal, STARRED review

β˜… "[Carter Jones'] engaging narrative leads readers through a broad range of emotions in this beautifully written, often amusing, and ultimately moving novel."--Booklist, STARRED review

β˜… "Schmidt (Orbiting Jupiter) fuses pathos and humor in this adroitly layered novel....Opening each chapter with a definition of a cricket term, Schmidt weaves the sport's jargon into the narrative, further enriching the verbal badinage and reinforcing the affecting bond between a hurting boy and a compassionate man."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

β˜… "Deft use of comedic scenes and Schmidt's trademark use of narrator-provided snark give the story the levity it needs to counteract the surprising number of tears readers are likely to shed."--Horn Book, STARRED review

"[A] story with weight and heart, and Schmidt fans will be glad to see him back on the pitch."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books​