Summer on the Short Bus

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Product Details

Price
$9.95
Publisher
Running Press Kids
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780762449514

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About the Author

Bethany Crandell writes young adult novels because the feelings that come with life's first times are too good not to relive again and again. Summer on the Short Bus is Crandell's debut. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two daughters, one of whom is differently-abled. Visit Bethany online at bethanycrandell.com and Twitter @bethanycrandell.

Reviews

"Though her motives are largely dependent on romance, [Cricket's] growth is a reminder that acceptance of others is hard work, but good work, too."
"--Booklist"

"In her debut novel, Crandell draws from her experience raising a daughter with cerebral palsy, sensitively conveying the impact of stereotypes and hurtful comments without resorting to moralizing. Uncomfortable moments, unflinchingly conveyed, are gingerly balanced with a sense of humor. Crandell creates a maddening yet sympathetic character in Cricket, who is realistically slow to learn her lessons in compassion and human kindness. "
"--Publishers Weekly"

"[Cricket's] growth is a reminder that acceptance of others is hard work, but good work, too."
"--Booklist"

"The novel is heartwarming and funny... Highly entertaining--this book will appeal to reluctant readers."
"--School Library Journal"

"A surprisingly genuine title in an industry known for spewing out pre-manufactured crap."
"--Library Journal"

"In her debut novel, Crandell draws from her experience raising a daughter with cerebral palsy, sensitively conveying the impact of stereotypes and hurtful comments without resorting to moralizing. Uncomfortable moments, unflinchingly conveyed, are gingerly balanced with a sense of humor. Crandell creates a maddening yet sympathetic character in Cricket, who is realistically slow to learn her lessons in compassion and human kindness. "
--Publishers Weekly

"[Cricket's] growth is a reminder that acceptance of others is hard work, but good work, too."
--Booklist

"The novel is heartwarming and funny... Highly entertaining--this book will appeal to reluctant readers."
--School Library Journal

"A surprisingly genuine title in an industry known for spewing out pre-manufactured crap."
--Library Journal