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One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street

Joanne Rocklin

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/11/2011)

Summer 2011 Kids' Next List

“When a mysterious man and an orange construction cone appear on Orange Street one day, the children who live there and the street's oldest resident find unexpected connections with each other and a very old orange tree. This warm, gentle story of family, friendship, and childhood anxieties is peopled with real, likable characters and comes to an happily satisfying conclusion.”
— Carla Ketner, Chapters Books & Gifts, Seward, NE
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Description

When a mysterious man arrives one day on Orange Street, the children who live on the block try to find out who he is and why he’s there. Little do they know that his story—and the story of a very old orange tree—connects to each of their personal worries in ways they never could have imagined. From impressing friends to dealing with an expanding family to understanding a younger sibling’s illness, the characters’ story lines come together around that orange tree.
Taking place over the course of a day and a half, Joanne Rocklin’s masterful novel deftly builds a story about family, community, and the importance of connection. In the end the fate of the tree (and of the kids who care for it) reminds us of the magic of the everyday and of the rich history all around us.

Amulet Paperbacks, 9781419701818, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012



About the Author

Joanne Rocklin is the author of many books for children, including The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, which won the Golden Kite Award, and Love, Penelope, which was an NCIBA Golden Poppy Book Award winner. Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of more than 40 children’s books and has received numerous honors for her work, including two Christopher Awards and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.