Against the odds

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Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press,
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IL: MG - BL: 2.8 - AR Pts: 2
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HL: High-Low 350L

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Kiki lives with her mother and father and their very old fat dog, Mona. Life is good except that Kiki's father, a doctor, feels compelled to go off on missions to dangerous and faraway war zones. No matter how persuasive her arguments, Kiki cannot convince him to stay home.

Kiki's mother explains to her about odds -- how it is very unlikely that her father will die because, after all, how many of her friends' fathers have died? The odds are very good it won't happen. When her father actually does go missing, and as her mother and grandmother get more and more upset, Kiki begins to feel that it's up to her to save him.

This award-winning book deals with big moral issues in a serious way, but it is also very funny and deeply human.

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HL: High-Low 350L
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Last Grouping Update 2018-09-27 23:22:30PM
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display_description Kiki worries about her father who is often away on missions in dangerous war zones. Kiki's mother tries to reassure her by explaining about odds and how the odds are against her father being killed. Kiki tries to think of ways to improve the odds in her father's favor, but, when he finally goes missing, she believes she must do something to save him.
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subject_facet Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Fear -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Worry -- Fiction
title_display Against the odds
title_full Against the odds / Marjolijn Hof ; translated by Johanna H. Prins and Johanna W. Prins
title_short Against the odds
topic_facet Fathers and daughters, Fear, Missing persons, Worry