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For nine-year-old Flora Smallwood, Rosetown, Indiana, is full of surprises, many of the best of which happen at the Wing and a Chair Used Book Shop, where she loves to read vintage children's books after school in the faded purple chair by the window. But lately, those surprises haven't been so good. Her dear old dog, Laurence, recently passed away. Not long after, her parents decided to take a breather from their marriage, and now Flora has to move back and forth between their two houses. Plus, she's just begun fourth grade, and it is so much different than third.

Luckily Flora has two wonderful friends — one old and one new. And with them around to share thoughts and laughs and adventures big and small, life in Rosetown still has many sweet moments — and even some very happy surprises! From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant comes the charming story of Flora's eventful year in the quiet community of Rosetown.

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"A sensitive and perceptive girl searches for balance and order in this taut, graceful novel from Rylant, set in small-town Indiana in 1972.... Eloquent and resonant, Rylant’s writing is as timeless as the deceptively simple story she relays, which celebrates objects and relationships both old and new, and poignantly underscores the significance of family, friendship, and home." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 8 - 12
Author Cynthia Rylant
ISBN 1534412786
Publication Date May 8, 2018
Publisher Beach Lane Books
Language English