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A Solitary Blue (Hardcover)

Author:  Cynthia Voigt
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1442450622
ISBN-13: 9781442450622
Sku: 224612582
Publish Date: 3/6/2012
Pages:  249
Age Range:  College to 21
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When Jeff Greene was in second grade, seven and half years old, he got home from school one Tuesday afternoon in early March, and found a note from his mother, saying that she had gone away and would not be coming back. (from the first line)
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A Newbery Honor–winning installment of the Cynthia Voigt’s classic Tillerman series is repackaged with a fresh new look.Jeff Greene was only seven when he came home from school to find a note from his mother. She felt that the world needed her more than her “grown up” son did. For someone who believed she could see the world’s problems so clearly, she was blind to the heartache and difficulties she pushed upon her son, leaving him with his reserved, undemonstrative father.

So when, years later, she invites Jeff to spend summers with her in Charleston, Jeff is captivated by her free spirit and warmth, and a happiness he’s been missing fills him. But Jeff's second visit ends with a devastating betrayal and an aching feeling of loneliness. In life, there can be emotional pits so deep that seemingly nothing will grow—but if he digs a little deeper, Jeff might just come out on the other side. 

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This companion to DICEY'S SONG focuses on Dicey's friend, Jeff Greene. Jeff has learned to adapt to the fact that his mother abandoned him and his father years ago, so he is surprised when she suddenly invites him to visit her. Jeff is delighted to discover that his mother is very different from his remote, perfectionist father. Unfortunately, Jeff's burgeoning relationship with her widens the gap that already exists between him and his father. A 1984 Newbery Honor Book.
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Cynthia Voigt
Cynthia Voigt decided in the ninth grade that she wanted to become a writer. She attended Smith College, and after graduation moved to New York where she worked for an advertising agency. After marrying her first husband in 1964, she moved with him to New Mexico where she became a teacher. The couple had one daughter and divorced in 1972. Voigt and her daughter moved to Maryland, where she continued to work as a teacher. It was while searching for books to share with her class of fifth graders that Voigt began to get ideas for young adult and juvenile books that she could write herself. Her first book, HOMECOMING, was published in 1981. The sequel to that book, DICEY'S SONG, won the Newbery Medal in 1983 and, the following year, A SOLITARY BLUE--a companion piece to DICEY'S SONG--was named a Newbery Honor Book.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   13
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0249
Product attributePublisher:   Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Product attributeSeries Part:   03
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