Julia Gillian (and The Art Of Knowing)

By Alison Mcghee; Drazen Kozjan (Illustrator)
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545033480, 288pp.)

Publication Date: June 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall 2008 Kids' List
“Julia is plagued by fear, thanks to the bad-news articles her parents are always reading and the book she just can't finish because she's afraid it will have an unhappy ending. With the help of her babysitter, a boy named Zap, and Bigfoot the dog, Julia realizes that sometimes you have to keep on going, even if you are afraid.”
-- Judy Hanley, Book Ends, Winchester, MA


Description

Ten-year-old Julia Gillian knows everything about her quirky neighbors, her Minneapolis neighborhood, even the inscrutable "claw machine" in the back of the corner hardware store. The one thing Julia Gillian doesn't know is how the book she's reading is going to end. It doesn't seem as if it's going to have a happy ending, and that scares her. But Julia learns a little something about fear: sometimes you just have to work through it. And though bad things do happen sometimes, having good friends and family around you makes life a bit less scary - and much more fun.




About the Author

Alison McGhee is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers and adults, including the New York Times bestseller, Someday, illustrated by Peter Reynolds. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her family. You can visit her at www.alisonmcghee.com.

Drazen Kojzan is the illustrator of several books for children, including Diary of a Fairy Godmother by Esmé Raji Codell, and How to Tame a Bully by Nancy Wilcox Richards. He lives in Ontario, Canada with his family. You can visit him at www.drazenkozjan.com.

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