- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Speak; Revised edition (June 2 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0142404349
- ISBN-13: 978-0142404348
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 204 g
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #552,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Backwater Paperback – Jun 2 2005
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Praise for Backwater...
"Bauer's characters crackle with eccentricity and exhibit glimmers of intense emotion."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for Almost Home by Joan Bauer
"Sugar's voice is convincing, both as storyteller and young writer; her natural good humor shines through what could be a sad story indeed. Quirky supporting characters—both human and dog—add to its appeal. Sugar...will win readers hearts." —Kirkus, starred review
"Sure to inspire..." —Library Media Connection, starred review
About the Author
Joan Bauer (www.joanbauer.com.) is the author of numerous books for young readers. She received a Newbery Honor Medal for Hope Was Here, and the L.A. Times Book Prize for Rules of the Road. The Christopher Award was given to both Hope was Here and Close to Famous, which also received the Schneider Family Book Award. Joan is the recipient of numerous state awards voted by readers.
School Library Journal says, “When it comes to creating strong, independent, and funny characters, Bauer is in a class by herself.”
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Ivy is looking into her family history when she finds that her aunt Josephine is a hermit up in the mountains. The more Ivy learns about her aunt, the more she recognizes that they are kindred spirtits, and Ivy sets out to find her aunt. Ivy finds a wilderness guide to lead her to Josephine.
Joan Bauer shows a marvelous understanding of the sensitive soul of Josephine. Along the way, Ivy finds strength in herself that she never knew existed, and this strength helps transform her entire family.
Backwater teaches the importance of finding your own talents and celebrating them. I am a practicing psychologist, and I will be recommending this book to my patients from 10 years through adulthood.
If you can stand the grammatical errors, you may enjoy this book--Joan Bauer has proven herself to be a good writer in the past. But the difficulty reading this book overpowers the story that may be there.
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finding out more about the Anut no one will talk about. Ivy REALLY needs to find this anut and isn't going to stop till she does. This all leads to her going up a tall mountain with her father telling her to stop. Ivy has one of the best wildreness in town giving Ivy a discount if her story of finding her anut could be used in a book she wants to become a best seller. When Ivy arrives she has 3 days to find out about her anut, 3 days to figure it out, 3 days to unrivile the mystery. Than there's the accident...
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