Blue Skies

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$17.99  $16.73
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.7 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author
Anne S. Bustard is the former co-owner of Toad Hall Children's Bookstore and an MFA graduate from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of the middle grade novels Anywhere But Paradise, Blue Skies, and Far Out!, as well as two picture books: Rad! and Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly, which was an IRA Children's Book Award Notable and a Bank Street Book of the Year.
"Readers are sure to fall in love with the delightful and inventive Glory Bea, and with the entire cast of this wonderful story. I loved Blue Skies so much I couldn't bear for it to end!"--Patricia Reilly Giff, Newbery Honor author of Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods
"A tender story of grief and the gentle comfort of loved ones."--Kirkus Reviews
"While this title takes place in the late 40s, the themes of loneliness, longing, and waiting for a loved one to return are universal. Readers who know a soldier affiliated with contemporary combat zones may especially empathize."--School Library Connection
"Glory Bea's first-person narrative, interwoven with historical details, offers an intimate account of grief and longing, tempered somewhat by lighter moments...Readers will find Glory Bea, and her process of moving forward through loss, sympathetically drawn."--Booklist
"Bustard captures a patriotic spirit in post-WWII America in this novel inspired by the real-life Merci offers well-researched details about the era and themes relatable to a modern audience. A subplot regarding Glory Bea's playing matchmaker for her two best friends adds humor and interest, highlighting the protagonist's determined attitude."--Publishers Weekly