One Whole and Perfect Day (Paperback)

By Judith Clarke

Boyds Mills Press, 9781620910252, 248pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (12/1/2016)
Hardcover (3/1/2007)
Compact Disc (12/1/2008)
MP3 CD (12/1/2008)
MP3 CD (12/1/2008)
Compact Disc (12/1/2008)
MP3 CD (4/1/2013)
Compact Disc (4/1/2013)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/1/2009)

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This wholly satisfying Michael L. Printz Honor Book is told from multiple points of view. Lily Samson both loves and is embarrassed by her eccentric family. Her grandmother has an invisible friend; her grandfather is a racist (she believes); her mother brings elderly clients home from work for dinner; and her older brother keeps dropping in and out of school. Lily wishes her family could be "normal" for just one day. Then serendipity strikes. Through a series of surprising encounters, Lily's family members all reach new understanding about themselves and make changes for the better—and Lily gets her dream of one whole and perfect day.

About the Author

Judith Clarke has written many award-winning young adult novels including Night Train, The Lost Day, and Al Capsella and the Watchdogs. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.