Alida's Song

By Gary Paulsen
(Yearling, Paperback, 9780440414742, 96pp.)

Publication Date: April 10, 2001

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Prebound, Prebound, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, MP3 CD

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Description

A remarkable novel about one of the most important, and loving, relationships in Gary Paulsen's life.

The wonderful grandmother seen through the eyes of a young boy in The Cookcamp reaches out to him at 14, offering him a haven from his harsh and painful family life. She arranges a summer job for him on the farm where she is a cook for Gunnar and Olaf, elderly brothers. Farm life offers the camaraderie and routine of hard work, good food, peaceful evenings spent making music together, even learning to dance. Life with Alicia gives the boy strength and faith in himself, drawing him away from the edge and into the center of life.




About the Author

Gary Paulsen is a three-time Newbery Honor winner. Among his best known titles are Brian's Winter and Soldier's Heart. This novel is based on his own life.




Praise For Alida's Song

"Leisurely paced and never melodramatic, the slender plot is as integral ... as the glowing character of the grandmother, whose goodness intensifies. "-Booklist

"This is an affectionate character study that will appeal to readers moved by The Cookcamp, wherein they first met Alicia."
-The Bulletin, Recommended

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