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The Boy Who Lost His Face (2 vol.)

by Louis Sachar
When David tries to act cool by stealing from Old Lady Bayfield, the plan backfires. Now he can't do anything right. Did she put a curse on him? 234 pages, Ages 8-12

Item Number: 626
Category:Longer Fiction in Contracted Braille (in EBAE)

Price: $19.50
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Reviews for The Boy Who Lost His Face (2 vol.)
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5I have enjoyed all the Sachar books. This one ventures into controversial language and behavior. Nervous parents and teachers will worry that children will use this language inappropriately. I read this book to my seven year old and, not only did he love it, but he found the discussion of such controversial subjects very thought provoking. There is a lengthy discussion between friends and parents about giving somebody the finger. What it means, how context influences meaning, who is aware or unaware of its meaning. I don't know where else kids are going to find such thoughtful and provocative discussions. Thank goodness for Louis and his brave publisher. This book connects to kids in a dramatic and moving way. Best of all, this book shows that reading can be a real key into understanding and thinking. Kudos to Sachar!!!
2011-08-21

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