Listening for Crickets

David Gifaldi

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With ears like a bat and webbed toes, it seems as if ten-yearold Jake could fly right out of reality into the freedom of his dreams. No more worries about asthma, special reading class, or his parents’ fighting—just sky. But Jake can’t simply fly away. There’s his little sister, Cassie, to tell stories to when the night sounds become frightening, amazing facts to learn from his best friend Luke, and a safe place—Dragon’s Nest—to build in the backyard.

This beautifully written middle grade novel tells the courageous story of Jake—a night watchman—a protector in the truest sense of the word who finds hope in crickets, friends, teachers, and dreams.

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“Genuine and touching.” —Kirkus Reviews


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David Gifaldi

DAVID GIFALDI is a fifth-grade teacher and the author of several novels for young readers. He is also on the faculty of the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

 

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Listening for Crickets
David Gifaldi

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CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, Kansas State Reading Circle

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
April 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805097405
ISBN10: 0805097406
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 x 7 inches, 192 pages
Age Range: 9 to 13
Grade Range: 4 to 8
$16.99
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