Little Klein

By Anne Ylvisaker
Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763643386, 186pp.

Publication Date: February 2009

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Description

"A lovely coming-of-age tale filled with humor and pathos and unexpected twists...The characters are quirky, eccentric, and lovable." — Kirkus Reviews

Harold "Little" Klein can’t seem to measure up. Surrounded by the "Bigs," his boisterous gang of older brothers, and the bustling, bighearted Mother Klein, Harold often feels little and left out — until the day a stray dog named LeRoy becomes his inseparable companion. Join a cast of colorful characters in a rural river town circa 1949, where boys wrestle and fish, swipe pies, ride perilous waters on homemade rafts, and sometimes quietly become heroes.




About the Author
Anne Ylvisaker is the author of Dear Papa, which Booklist named a Top Ten First Novel for Youth; Little Klein, a Book Sense Children s Pick and winner of numerous awards, including the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award; and The Luck of the Buttons, an Indie Next List Selection. About Button Down, the second book to feature the Button family, she says, When Ned confessed, in The Luck of the Buttons, that he couldn t catch a football but still liked to play, I recognized a piece of my childhood. In my neighborhood, we played countless games of baseball in the alley, soccer on the median, and football in front yards. While I couldn t hit, throw, catch, or kick, I loved those seconds of suspense after a ball was launched and victory was yet possible. For me, it never was, but what about Ned? I put a ball in the air and Ned on the field and wrote to find out what happened. Formerly of Iowa and Minnesota, Anne Ylvisaker now lives in California with her family.



Praise For Little Klein

"A lyrical reminder that there never was an easy era for being a Little among the Bigs or for a dog trying to herd his humans." — Richard Peck, author of the Newbery Medal-winning A YEAR DOWN YONDER and the Newbery Honor Book A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO — Richard Peck, author of Newbery Medal-winning A YEAR DOWN YONDER and the Newbery Honor Book A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO

"A perfectly engaging read. . . . Little Klein joins Despereaux on my list of favorite unlikely literary champions." — Kirby Larson, author of the Newbery Honor Book HATTIE BIG SKY — Kirby Larson, author of the Newbery Honor Book HATTIE BIG SKY

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