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ISBN: 9780312674304192 Pages, Ages 8-12
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Owen Jester wishes his family hadn't moved to his grandfather's house after his dad lost his job. For one thing, his grandfather's live-in nurse sure knows how to ruin anyone's idea of a good time. And then there's Viola, the girl next door, who can't ever mind her own business. She even thinks Owen should put his freshly captured bullfrog back into the pond. Then late one night, Owen hears a curious noise when the train passes by his grandfather's house. Something mysterious and wonderful has fallen off the train. When Owen finally discovers what it is, he realizes he just might need a know-it-all after all. But can he trust Viola keep the most fantastic secret to ever tumble into Carter, Georgia?
This title has Common Core connections.
ALA Notable Children's Books, Massachussetts Book Award - Honor Book, Oklahoma Sequoyah YA Book Award ML, Junior Library Guild Selection, Georgia Children's Book Award Master List (University of GA), Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, GA Picture Storybook Award ML, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Maine Student Book Award Master List, New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award ML, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing, Virginia Young Readers Award Master List, Oklahoma Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award Master List, TN Intermed Volunt State Book Award ML, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Kansas City KC3 Reading Award Master List, Texas Horn Toad Tales Master List, Louisiana YR Choice Book Award Master List, ALSC Notable Children's Book, Florida Sunshine State YR Award ML, West Virginia Children's Book Award Master List, South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List, Virginia Readers' Choice, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List, Massachusetts Children's Book Award, West Virginia Children's Book Award ML, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List
After supper, Owen took Tooley up to his bedroom and set him in the middle of the bed.
Tooley did a little half jump, then settled down in the folds of the quilted bedspread.
Owen inspected Tooley's froggy skin.
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
When Owen shares his secret with his two best friends and one nosey neighbor, they have a summer they'll never forget.Share This