Mick Harte Was Here (Paperback)
Random House Children's Books, 9780679882039, 96pp.
Publication Date: August 27, 1996
An award-winning, heartrending young middle grade novel from Barbara Park--the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Junie B. Jones series--just right for readers of Frindle, Love That Dog, The Lemonade War, and other classic young middle grade favorites.
Kids aren't supposed to die.
An IRA-CBC Young Adults' Choice
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
* "Genius . . . excruciatingly real . . . powerful." --Publishers Weekly, starred " A] wrenching story permeated with humor and hope." --School Library Journal For the Review section (please add the two reviews and the state awards below):
"A very moving story about a terrific 12-year-old boy. By the end of the book, readers miss him, too." --Kirkus Reviews "Park skillfully interweaves humor and pain in this unique, utterly believable account of Phoebe's attempt to cope with a heartbreaking loss." --The Horn Book WINNER--Georgia Children's Book Award
WINNER--Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award
WINNER--Kansas William Allen White Children's Book Award
WINNER--North Dakota Flicker Tale Children's Book Award
WINNER--Rhode Island Children's Book Award
WINNER--South Carolina Children's Book Award
WINNER--Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award
WINNER--Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
WINNER--Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award
WINNER--Iowa Children's Choice Award
WINNER--Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award
NOMINEE--Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
WINNER--Kentucky Bluegrass Master List
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Praise For Mick Harte Was Here…
"A full-fledged and fully convincing drama" (Publishers Weekly).