Shifty by Lynn E. Hazen
  

Synopsis

Shifty by Lynn E. Hazen

When fifteen-year-old Soli is assigned to a new foster home, complete with mum, sister and baby brother, he struggles to find a balance between the independent spirit that has helped him survive and his longing for a place to call home.

Reviews

This novel will appeal to many young readers but will have special meaning for those who know what it is to be unwanted and are searching for a place to call home. || A light hearted fast-paced book. It is full of warmth and humour and deserves its selection as a Smithsonian Notable Book. || This witty, rollicking American import leaves readers which much to think about.

About the Author

Lynn E. Hazen completed her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College, where she won the Houghton Mifflin Award for Shifty. She also has an M.A. in Education, and a B.S. in Applied Behavioral Sciences. Her second children's book is a picture book, Buzz Bumble to the Rescue. Lynn lives with her family in Northern California. Inspiration often comes from her own children as well as the exuberant children she encounters in her job as a preschool director.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Lynn E. Hazen
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2009

ISBN

9781847800244


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