The Warden's Daughter

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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Yearling Books
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.1 X 1.0 X 7.6 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375832024

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About the Author

JERRY SPINELLI is the author of many novels for young readers, including Dead Wednesday, The Warden's Daughter; Stargirl; Love, Stargirl; Milkweed; Crash; Wringer; and Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal; along with Knots in My Yo-Yo String, the autobiography of his childhood. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.

Reviews

"It's a tapestry of grief and redemption, woven by a master storyteller who never loses his focus on Cammie's personal journey but connects it to Eloda's in a powerful twist. Moving and memorable."-- Kirkus, starred review

"Spinelli again shows his mastery at evoking a particular time and place while delving into the heart of a troubled adolescent..."-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The prison community is a powerful backdrop for Cammie's turbulent coming of age, populated with messy lives that brighten in Cammie's presence but that have their own demons to tame." -- Bulletin, starred review

"Jerry Spinelli again proves why he's the king of storytellers." -- Shelf Awareness, starred review

"This is a story about facing hard truths and growing up. Readers will love the details of having a prison compound for a home and adore the many secondary characters who help keep Cammie's head above water during her desperate search for happiness." -- Booklist

"Spinelli's gift for humorous chaos and his trademark magic realism touches are showcased here, and it is exhilarating to read about kids with so much urban freedom." -- The Horn Book

"Character development and realistic dialogue shine in this emotional historical fiction title. Spinelli's characters are achingly real."--School Library Journal