Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It (Hardcover)

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Ten-year-old Tae Kwon Do blue belt and budding rock hound Brendan Buckley keeps a "Confidential" notebook for his top-secret scientific discoveries. And he''s found something totally top secret. The grandpa he''s never met, who his mom refuses to talk about or see, is an expert mineral collector and lives nearby! Secretly, Brendan visits Ed DeBose, whose skin is pink, not brown like Brendan''s, his dad''s, or that of Grampa Clem''s, who recently died. Brendan sets out to find the reason behind Ed''s absence, but what he discovers can''t be explained by science, and now he wishes he''d never found him at all. . . .


Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780385734394
SKU 204796249
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0385734395
Release Date 10/9/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 6L x 0.75T
"Brendan is an appealing character with a sense of honor, and if the ending is a bit pat, Brendan's curiosity and intelligence compensate. A good, accessible selection to inspire discussion of racism and prejudice."
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Editors Note Uncovering a family secret regarding a grandpa he's never met, ten-year-old Brendan Buckley decides to go in search of the truth, but when he meets the elderly man and sees that he is of a different race, the biracial boy gets hard answers to questions he soon regrets asking.
Annotation Planning to spend his summer filling his notebook with answers to 79 questions, young scientist Brandon Buckley makes a painful and educational discovery that completely transforms how he views the world. Racism, family relationships, and curiosity combine to create this expressive middle grade novel, which is also the 2008 Coretta Scott King John Steptoe/New Talent Award winner.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0198
Publisher Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
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