By Tony Abbott
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316011716, 160pp.)
Publication Date: June 1, 2006
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"...there is..." Mrs. Tracy was saying quietly, "there is something we need to know about Jessica..."
From this moment on, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. They learn that Jessica has been in a fire and was badly burned, and will be attending St. Catherine's while getting medical treatments. Despite her horrifying appearance and the fear she evokes in him and most of the class, Tom slowly develops a tentative friendship with Jessica that changes his life.
Tony Abbott is the author of over 35 books for young readers, including the extremely popular The Secrets of Droon series. In Firegirl he has written a powerful book that will show readers that even the smallest of gestures can have a profound impact on someone's life.
Tony Abbott is the author of over 35 books for young readers, including the extremely popular Droon series, which has sold over 4.5 million books to date. He has been a bookseller and librarian, and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.