Gertie's Leap to Greatness (Hardcover)

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ITEM# 17820698
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    Kate Beasley holds a Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives with her family in Claxton, Georgia, with two dogs, one parrot, lots of cows, and a cat named Edgar. Gertie's Leap to Greatness is her first novel.

    For fans of Three Times Lucky and The Penderwicks, this endearing new classic spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a sassy main character with an unforgettable voice.

    Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome. She has a daddy who works on an oil rig, a great-aunt who always finds the lowest prices at the Piggly Wiggly, and two loyal best friends. So when her absent mother decides to move away from their small town, Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet: becoming the best fifth grader in the universe to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind. There's just one problem: Seat-stealing new girl Mary Sue Spivey wants to be the best fifth grader, too. And there is simply not enough room at the top for the two of them.

    From debut author Kate Beasley, and with illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Jillian Tamaki, comes a classic tale of hope and homecoming that will empty your heart, then fill it back up again--one laugh at a time.

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    ISBN 9780374302610
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues)
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 249
    Publisher Date 2016-10-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
    Copyright Year 2016
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Beasley, Kate
    Country of Origin United States

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