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The science of breakable things

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An emotionally-charged new classic about the science of hope, love, and miracles! Natalie's uplifting story of using the scientific process to "save" her mother from depression is sure to take root in readers' hearts! How do you grow a miracle? For the record, this is not the question Mr. Neely is looking for when he says everyone in class must answer an important question using the scientific process. But Natalie's botanist mother is suffering from depression, so this is The Question that's important to Natalie. When Mr. Neely suggests that she enter an egg drop competition, Natalie has hope. Eggs are breakable. Hope is not. Natalie has a secret plan for the prize money. She's going to fly her mother to see the Cobalt Blue Orchids--flowers that survive against impossible odds. The magical flowers are sure to inspire her mother to love life again. As Natalie prepares for the competition, she will discover that talking about problems is like taking a plant out of a dark cupboard and giving it light. An extraordinary debut about the coming-of-age moment when kids realize that parents are people, too. Think THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH meets THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH. "A compassionate glimpse of mental illness accessible to a broad audience." -- Kirkus Reviews , STARRED REVIEW "Keller crafts a winning story full of heart and action." -- Booklist , STARRED REVIEW "Natalie is an engaging narrator whose struggles at home and with her peers ring true. . . . Readers will be eager to see what Natalie chooses to investigate next." --Deborah Hopkinson, award-winning author "Inspiring, emotional, and heartwarming." --Melissa Savage, author of Lemons
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Full title science of breakable things
Author keller tae
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Last Update 2018-05-23 23:18:59PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-24 03:00:58AM

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subject_facet Depression, Mental -- Fiction, Depression, Mental -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Fiction, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Family problems -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Middle schools -- Fiction, Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction, Racially mixed people -- Fiction, Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, Science -- Methodology -- Fiction, Science -- Methodology -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The science of breakable things
title_full The Science of Breakable Things, The science of breakable things / Tae Keller
title_short The science of breakable things
topic_facet Depression, Mental, Families, Family problems, Friendship, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Methodology, Middle schools, Racially mixed people, Schools, Science