An transporting debut about the power of words, the importance of friendship, and the magic of wonder!
Having lost most of his family to coal mining accidents as a little boy, Curley Hines lives with his grandfather in the Appalachian Mountains of Wonder Gap, Kentucky. Ever since Curley can remember, Papaw has been giving him a word each week to learn and live. Papaw says words are Curley's way out of the holler, even though Curley has no intention of ever leaving.
When a new coal boss takes over the local mining company, life as Curley knows it is turned upside down. Suddenly, his best friend, Jules, is interested in the coal boss's son, and worse, the mining company threatens to destroy Curley and Papaw's mountain. Now Curley faces a difficult choice. Does he use his words to speak out against Big Coal and save his mountain, or does he remain silent and save his way of life?
From debut author Mary Knight comes a rich, lyrical, and utterly transporting tale about friendship, the power of words, and the difficult hurdles we must overcome for the people and places we love.
Level 5.5, 9 Points
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|Grouping Title||saving wonder|
|Grouping Author||knight mary|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-08-17 22:50:54PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-08-18 00:11:14AM|
|author||Knight, Mary, (E. Mary),|
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|detailed_location_school||Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction, Head Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction, Meigs Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction, Oliver Middle - Teen Fiction, West End Middle - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Curley Hines has lost his father, mother, and brother to coal mining, and now he lives with his grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Wonder Gap, Kentucky--but when the mining company prepares to destroy their mountain he must use the words his grandfather has taught him to save Red Hawk Mountain, even if it means losing the life he loves.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000479103|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Scholastic Press,|2016.|272 pages ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Appalachian Region -- Juvenile fiction, Coal mines and mining -- Kentucky -- Juvenile fiction, Environmentalism -- Kentucky -- Juvenile fiction, Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction, Kentucky -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_full||Saving Wonder / Mary Knight|
|topic_facet||Coal mines and mining, Environmentalism, Grandfathers|