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The Year the Swallows Came Early

Average rating
5 out of 5
Based on 23 Ratings and 23 Reviews

Book Description

Eleanor "Groovy" Robinson loves cooking and plans to go to culinary school just as soon as she's old enough. But even Groovy's thoughtfully-planned menus won't fix the things that start to go wrong the year she turns eleven-suddenly, her father is in jail, her best friend's long-absent mother reappears, and the swallows that make their annual migration to her hometown arrive surprisingl... More
Book Information
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
BindingHardcover (9 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages288
Publication Date02/01/2009
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About Kathryn Fitzmaurice (Author) : I am a past elementary school teacher who now writes full time. My middle grade novel, The Year the Swallows Came Early, was released February, 2009. Visit my website at www.kathrynfitzmaurice.com... more
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6/30/2009 Kelly Sonnack said: Love this. Well-written, awesome voice and a very touching story to boot.
tags: I read

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4/21/2009 Kathryn Hinds tagged as: I copy edited

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4/14/2009 Kathryn Fitzmaurice said:
Booklist Starred Review, February 2009) -What all readers will appreciate are the beautiful portraits of the characters, young and old, and the way the story delicately weaves its seaside setting into the story. Groovy’s first-person narrative sensitively shows both her strength and her uncertai... more

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3/9/2009 Ann Haywood Leal

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2/11/2009 Donna St. Cyr said: Groovy's family and friends surround her with the love she needs to overcome life's obstacles. She's a great girl with a bright future.
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