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Published:
New York, New York : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
288, 7 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
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Description
From the author of the National Book Award nominee A Tangle of Knots comes an inspiring novel about figuring out who you are and doing what you love. Albie has never been the smartest kid in his class. He has never been the tallest. Or the best at gym. Or the greatest artist. Or the most musical. In fact, Albie has a long list of the things he's not very good at. But then Albie gets a new babysitter, Calista, who helps him figure out all of the things he is good at and how he can take pride in himself. A perfect companion to Lisa Graff's National Book Award-nominated A Tangle of Knots , this novel explores a similar theme in a realistic contemporary world where kids will easily be able to relate their own struggles to Albie's. Great for fans of Rebecca Stead's Liar and Spy , RJ Palacio's Wonder and Cynthia Lord's Rules . Praise for ABSOLUTELY ALMOST * "Albie comes through significant emotional hardship to a genuine sense of self-worth."-- School Library Journal , starred review * "A perfect book to share with struggling readers."-- Booklist , starred review * "Achingly superb, Albie's story shines."-- Kirkus Reviews , starred review * "Graff's...gentle story invokes evergreen themes of coming to appreciate one's strengths (and weaknesses), and stands out for its thoughtful, moving portrait of a boy who learns to keep moving forward, taking on the world at his own speed."-- Publishers Weekly , starred review "Lately the patrons of my school library have been asking, 'Do you have any books like Wonder by R.J. Palacio?' and now I have the perfect offering."-- BookPage "Maybe the wonder of Absolutely Almost is that it's willing to give us an almost unheard of hero."--Betsy Bird, Fuse #8 Blog "Graff...again draws on her ability to create rich lifeworlds for her characters to present a boy who is gifted in many ways....[T]his is a sharp portrait of an outsider's inner perspective, and Albie's coming to terms with himself will be cheered by many."-- BCCB Reviews
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399164057, 0399164057
Reading Level:
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Level 4.7, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
750

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Ten-year-old Albie has never been the smartest, tallest, best at gym, greatest artist, or most musical in his class, as his parents keep reminding him, but new nanny Calista helps him uncover his strengths and take pride in himself.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Graff, L. 1. (2014). Absolutely almost. New York, New York: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA).

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Graff, Lisa 1981-. 2014. Absolutely Almost. New York, New York: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA).

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Graff, Lisa 1981-, Absolutely Almost. New York, New York: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Graff, Lisa 1981-. Absolutely Almost. New York, New York: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014. Print.

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