The Space Between Lost and Found


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$16.99  $15.80
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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5.8 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Sandy Stark-McGinnis is the author of Extraordinary Birds and an award-winning poet. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Sandy lives with her husband and children in California, where she works as a fifth-grade teacher.


"A compelling portrait of a girl negotiating the harrowing journey." --BCCB, starred review

"Moving." --Publishers Weekly

"Filled with raw emotion and exemplifying the power of family, The Space Between Lost and Found is a moving novel in which a girl struggles to find her place in an upended world." --Foreword Reviews

"Stark-McGinnis writes with empathy. . . . Thoughtful and enlightening." --Booklist

"Cassie's perceptive narration rings true . . . A sensitive exploration." --Kirkus Reviews

"Cassie is an engaging narrator.....The delivery of the book's art and math themes is effective without being heavy-handed and helps unify the story... [An] emotionally intense read." --Horn Book Magazine

"A beautiful story filled with heart." --Holly Goldberg Sloan, author of Counting by 7s and coauthor of To Night Owl from Dogfish, on EXTRAORDINARY BIRDS

"An amazing debut -- filled with heart, lyrical prose, and a heroine who soars!" --Jewell Parker Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Boys, on EXTRAORDINARY BIRDS

"A heartbreaking and hopeful story about a young girl who learns the power of kindness and the beauty of belonging." --School Library Journal, starred review, on EXTRAORDINARY BIRDS

"Poignant... This heartbreaking but ultimately redemptive middle grade novel shows the beauty of accepting one's true self and finding a place to belong." --Foreword Reviews, starred review, on EXTRAORDINARY BIRDS

"Stark-McGinnis nimbly constructs poignant relationships born of reciprocal patience, trust, and understanding, and December's connections with Eleanor, Cheryllynn, and the red-tailed hawk feel authentic and earned... This sensitive debut is a sincere and hopeful exploration of family, history, and belonging from a promising new voice." --Publishers Weekly on EXTRAORDINARY BIRDS

"Stark-McGinnis' prose is carefully crafted, direct, and convincing...appealingly hopeful." --Kirkus Reviews on EXTRAORDINARY BIRDS

"This ably constructed first-person narrative is meant to tug at the heartstrings and it surely does, encouraging readers to hope for a happy ending to this affecting story." --Booklist on EXTRAORDINARY BIRDS

"Stark-McGinnis adds a vivid artistic flourish with the avian theme [and] writes with smooth sympathy... This is a gracefully written modern take on the orphan story." --BCCB on EXTRAORDINARY BIRDS

"Emotional, bittersweet, and ultimately uplifting. In her first novel, author Sandy Stark-McGinnis deftly walks the line between showing the sadness and uncertainty in main character December's life without letting the story get too intense or heavy. December is a great characte.... Her narrative is engaging and heart-rending, showing how kids in tough circumstances have to protect themselves emotionally.....This is an excellent read for middle-grade readers and up." --Common Sense Media on EXTRAORDINARY BIRDS

"An emotional tale about finding one's home and facing one's truth...An extraordinary debut!" --Ellie Terry, author of Forget Me Not, on EXTRAORDINARY BIRDS

"This soulful story will wing its way straight into your heart." --Jess Keating, zoologist and author of the My Life is a Zoo series, on EXTRAORDINARY BIRDS