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The Giant-Slayer (Hardcover)

Author:  Iain Lawrence
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0385733763
ISBN-13: 9780385733762
Sku: 211406969
Publish Date: 11/10/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  292
Age Range:  14 to College
 
When Dickie is stricken with polio and sent to the hospital where he is trapped inside a breathing machine, his best friend Laurie puts her imagination to work to encourage him and his new friends, Carolyn and Chip, by telling a fantastical story that transports them to an incredible world teeming with adventure. *Author: Lawrence, Iain *Publication Date: 2009/11/10 *Number of Pages: 292 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 8.50
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When Dickie is stricken with polio and sent to the hospital where he is trapped inside a breathing machine, his best friend Laurie puts her imagination to work to encourage him and his new friends, Carolyn and Chip, by telling a fantastical story that transports them to an incredible world teeming with adventure.When Dickie is stricken with polio and sent to the hospital where he is trapped inside a breathing machine, his best friend Laurie puts her imagination to work to encourage him and his new friends, Carolyn and Chip, by telling a fantastical story that transports them to an incredible world teeming with adventure.
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Set in 1955, 11-year-old Laurie Valentine is struggling with an intense fear of polio due to her father's work with the disease and his own paranoia. When her best friend, Dickie, falls prey to the horrible disease and is forced to be encased in an iron lung, Laurie finds herself tell him fantastical stories. Soon, other children with polio, Carolyn and Chip, listen in to Laurie's world filled with giants, magic, and gnomes. With humor and sadness, this middle grade novel is a wonderful mixture of fantasy and reality.

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"This profound, magical, dryly comical novel reminds readers of the power of story, but they will already be feeling it in their bones. Masterful." 10/15/2009

"Young readers who know polio solely as something they're immunized against will not quickly forget this moving, imaginative glimpse of the not-so-long-ago past." - Meghan Cox Gurdon 12/05/2009

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0292
Product attributePublisher:   Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
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