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Fertile Public Library J LAC (Text) 33500013153481 New Available -
Fosston Public Library J LAC (Text) 33500013153499 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 1250202868
  • ISBN: 9781250202864
  • Physical Description: 375 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
"Red's inexplicable power over the wind comes from her mother. Whenever Ruby "Red" Byrd is scared or angry, the wind picks up. And being placed in foster care, moving from family to family, tends to keep her skies stormy. Red knows she has to learn to control it, but can't figure out how. This time, the wind blows Red into the home of the Grooves, a quirky couple who run a petting zoo, complete with a dancing donkey and a giant tortoise. With their own curious gifts, Celine and Jackson Groove seem to fit like a puzzle piece into Red's heart. But just when Red starts to settle into her new life, a fresh storm rolls in, one she knows all too well: her mother. For so long, Red has longed to have her mom back in her life, and she's quickly swept up in the vortex of her mother's chaos. Now Red must discover the possible in the impossible if she wants to overcome her own tornadoes and find the family she needs,"

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    When Red is placed with foster parents the Grooves, she knows it's just another temporary home until her mom is released from jail. The more time she spends with the Grooves, however, the more hope Red feels. Torn between wanting to reunite with her mom and the growing love for her foster parents, she also struggles to control her magical power over the wind—a power that is tied to her emotional state. And when Red finally begins to reconnect with her mother, her wish to be reunited is shattered by the realization that her mother may not yet have overcome her own struggles. Written in brief chapters intercut by letters, lists, and flashbacks, Lackey's debut beautifully depicts a young girl who, through hardship and beyond hope, finds a family in the most unexpected of places and learns that all things are possible with love. An emotional tale filled with unique characters, heartbreaking realities, and a touch of magical realism. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lindsay Lackey has trained as an opera singer, worked in children’s and teen services at a public library, and worked for a major publishing house in publicity and marketing. Born and raised in Colorado, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their spoiled dog. All the Impossible Things is her debut novel.

Subject: Foster home care > Juvenile fiction.
Mother and child > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Foster home care.
Mother and child.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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