One Square Inch (Hardcover)

By Claudia Mills

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374356521, 176pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

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Description

Cooper's grandfather gives him and his little sister, Carly, deeds to square inches of land in the Yukon. Carly uses them to invent her own imaginary kingdom of Inchland—far away from the silence of their home, where their single mother stays in bed all day. When their mom comes out of her season of sadness bursting with sometimes frightening energy, Carly retreats into Inchland, while sixth-grader Cooper tries to control the chaos. But can Cooper really keep Carly—and himself—safe?

In One Square Inch, Claudia Mills weaves a story that is “Believable and deeply moving” (Publishers Weekly).



About the Author

CLAUDIA MILLS is the author of numerous books for children, including "How Oliver Olson Changed the World" and "The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish." She lives in Boulder, Colorado.


Praise For One Square Inch

“Believable and deeply moving” —Publishers Weekly

“Cooper’s narration is restrained yet heartfelt, credible in the toll that anxiety increasingly takes on him even as he attempts to reason himself out of it” The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books

 “An expertly crafted, low-key alternative to Leslie Connor’s Waiting for Normal (2008).” —Booklist

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