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Walking backward
(Book)

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Published:
Victoria, BC ; Custer, WA : Orca Book Publishers, 2009.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
167 pages ; 19 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 5.3 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
840L
Rating:
4-6
Status:
Hillsboro High - Teen Fiction
F AUS
Hillwood High - Teen Fiction
REAL F AUS
Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction
Realistic F AUS
Description
When Josh's mother dies in a phobia-induced car crash, she leaves two questions for her grieving family: how did a snake get into her car and how do you mourn with no faith to guide you? Twelve-year-old Josh is left alone to find the answers. His father is building a time machine. His four-year-old brother's closest friend is a plastic Power Ranger. His psychiatrist offers nothing more than a blank journal and platitudes. Isolated by grief in a home where every day is pajama day, Josh makes death his research project. He tests the mourning practices of religions he doesn't believe in. He tries to mend his little brother's shattered heart. He observes, records and waits--for his life to feel normal, for his mother's death to make sense, for his father to come out of the basement. His observations, recorded in a series of journal entries, are funny, smart, insightful--and heartbreaking. His conclusions about the nature of love, loss, grief and the space-time continuum are nothing less than life-changing.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781554691470 (pbk.) :, 1554691478 (pbk.) :
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.3, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
840

Notes

Description
Twelve-year-old Josh, his four-and-a-half-year-old brother Sammy, and his Dad struggle to find their own way to grieve his mothers death after she dies suddenly in an automobile accident but find that sharing memories and being close as a family is what works best.
Target Audience
4-6,Baker & Taylor
Target Audience
012+.
Target Audience
840,Lexile.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Austen, C. (2009). Walking backward. Victoria, BC ; Custer, WA: Orca Book Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Austen, Catherine, 1965-. 2009. Walking Backward. Victoria, BC ; Custer, WA: Orca Book Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Austen, Catherine, 1965-, Walking Backward. Victoria, BC ; Custer, WA: Orca Book Publishers, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Austen, Catherine. Walking Backward. Victoria, BC ; Custer, WA: Orca Book Publishers, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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