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Rules

Cynthia Lord

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (6/1/2007)
Paperback, Chinese (4/1/2010)
Prebound (9/1/2008)
Paperback (3/1/2008)
Paperback, Chinese (7/13/2007)
Hardcover (12/1/2008)
Prebound (9/1/2008)

Description

This Newbery Honor Book is a heartfelt and witty story about feeling different and finding acceptance--beyond the rules.

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules-from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"-in order to stop his embarrassing behaviors. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a paraplegic boy, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?


Praise For Rules

Praise for A Handful of Stars:* "Salma's artistic creativity and gumption awaken Lily to the power of imagination, the importance of embracing change and knowing when to let go of the past, and the rewards of venturing beyond one's comfort zone." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review* "The treatment of Salma's migrant life is matter-of-fact but direct, and Lily plausibly deals with possibilities of local racism and swells with indignation on behalf of her new friend... It's the straightforward and unaffected prose (highly suitable for a readaloud as well as reading alone) that really allows Lily's story to shine... it's hard to resist joining her on her journey toward greater maturity." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"[A] warm-hearted, thoughtfully written tale of a memorable friendship." -- The Horn Book Guide "This sensitive coming-of-age tale compassionately explores prejudice and multiculturalism." -- Kirkus Reviews"A thoughtful work that examines cultural bias and will spark discussion." -- School Library JournalPraise for Half A Chance:* "[Lord] has combined vivid, cinematic description with deft characterization and handles several important issues with sensitivity, nuance, and great skill... A deeply enjoyable read." -- School Library Journal, starred review* "With winning results, Lord brings the same sensitivity to the subject of dementia that she brought to autism in her Newbery Honor book, Rules." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewPraise for Rules:Newbery Honor BookSchneider Family Book AwardALA Notable Book

Praise for A Handful of Stars:* "Salma's artistic creativity and gumption awaken Lily to the power of imagination, the importance of embracing change and knowing when to let go of the past, and the rewards of venturing beyond one's comfort zone." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review* "The treatment of Salma's migrant life is matter-of-fact but direct, and Lily plausibly deals with possibilities of local racism and swells with indignation on behalf of her new friend... It's the straightforward and unaffected prose (highly suitable for a readaloud as well as reading alone) that really allows Lily's story to shine... it's hard to resist joining her on her journey toward greater maturity." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"[A] warm-hearted, thoughtfully written tale of a memorable friendship." -- The Horn Book Guide "This sensitive coming-of-age tale compassionately explores prejudice and multiculturalism." -- Kirkus Reviews"A thoughtful work that examines cultural bias and will spark discussion." -- School Library JournalPraise for Half A Chance:* "[Lord] has combined vivid, cinematic description with deft characterization and handles several important issues with sensitivity, nuance, and great skill... A deeply enjoyable read." -- School Library Journal, starred review* "With winning results, Lord brings the same sensitivity to the subject of dementia that she brought to autism in her Newbery Honor book, Rules." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewPraise for Rules:Newbery Honor BookSchneider Family Book AwardALA Notable Book

Scholastic Press, 9780439443821, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2006



About the Author

Cynthia Lord is the award-winning author of Rules, a Newbery Honor Book and a Schneider Family Book Award winner, as well as the critically acclaimed Half a Chance and A Handful of Stars. She made her picture-book debut with Hot Rod Hamster, which won several awards, including the Parents' Choice Award, and is the author of the Shelter Pet Squad chapter book series. She lives in Maine with her family. Visit her at cynthialord.com.