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When she is whisked away to an international school in Switzerland, Dinnie Doone discovers all the "bloomabilities" that life has to offer. From Newbery Award-winning author Sharon Creech is a story about everyday joys.
Although born in the United States, Sharon Creech has spent many years living in England. In fact, it was while living in England that Creech learned she had won the most prestigious American award for children's literature--the Newbery Medal for her 1995 novel WALK TWO MOONS. Creech's first book, ABSOLUTELY NORMAL CHAOS, was published in 1990. Raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Creech is a Graduate of Ohio's Hiram College and has a master's degree in English and writing from George Mason University. Creech also writes books for adults under the name Sharon Rigg.
"Newbery winner Creech will not disappoint her many fans in yet another insightful novel about an adolescent girl."
From the Publisher
Dinnie Doon's getting used to never feeling settled down--as her father searches for job after job, the family moves from town to town. When Dinnie finds out that she's going to have to go to school in Switzerland, she's not so sure she wants to move overseas. When she gets there, she's homesick and wants to be around people from her own culture. Will Dinnie ever be happy?
When her aunt and uncle take her from New Mexico to Lugano, Switzerland, to attend an international school, thirteen-year-old Dinnie discovers an expanding world and her place within it.