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- ISBN: 0440422140 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9780440422143 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0385734913 (trade)
- ISBN: 9780385734912 (trade)
- ISBN: 0385904878 (lib. bdg.)
- ISBN: 9780385904872 (lib. bdg.)
307 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2012.
|Summary, etc.:||With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 January #1
Deza Malone, 12, has a couple of big things going for her. She comes from a strong family, and she is smart as a whip. But there is plenty of bad to go along with the good. It's 1936 and her dad can't find work; her brother, Jimmie, he of the beautiful singing voice, isn't growing; and her teeth, full of cavities, require treatment of cotton soaked with camphor. Can things get worse? Certainly. Her father disappears and her mother moves the family from Gary to Flint, which lands the trio in a Hooverville shack. Then Jimmie takes off to sing. Curtis tries to do too much here. Consequently, just when readers are getting invested, the story changes course or important plot points are dropped. Deza is devastated when she overhears her father say her rotting teeth make him avert his head, but her suffering is forgotten until, at the conclusion, she goes to a dentist. On the plus side, Deza is a snappy character that will grab readers, and Curtis' portrayal of a family's love for each other feels real and true. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Newbery-winner Curtis has a huge following. Readers will be enticed by his return to the Depression-era setting of Bud, Not Buddy (1999) and his reintroduction of Deza, one of the characters from that book. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
CHRISTOPHER PAUL CURTIS is the bestselling author of Bud, Not Buddy, winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Medal, among many other honors. His first novel,The Watsons Go to Birminghamâ1963, was also singled out for many awards, among them a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor.