The Dollar Kids

The Dollar Kids

Book - 2018
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Publisher Annotation: Twelve-year-old Lowen Grover, a budding comic-book artist, is still reeling from the shooting death of his friend Abe when he stumbles across an article about a former mill town giving away homes for just one dollar. It not only seems like the perfect escape from Flintlock and all of the awful memories associated with the city, but an opportunity for his mum to run her very own business. Fortunately, his family is willing to give it a try. But is the Dollar Program too good to be true? The homes are in horrible shape, and the locals are less than welcoming. Will Millville and the dollar house be the answer to the Grovers? troubles? Or will they find they?ve traded one set of problems for another? From the author of Small as an Elephant and Paper Things comes a heart-tugging novel about guilt and grief, family and friendship, and, above all, community."--
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763694746
Branch Call Number: J JAC
Characteristics: 403 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Andrews, Ryan - Illustrator


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OPL_AmyW Aug 15, 2018

Jacobson has created a sweet story about small-town life, class divide, and grief filled with enjoyable secondary characters and a family you can't help but root for. Although, the book wrapped up a little too neatly to feel entirely realistic, many young readers will appreciate the happy ending. Recommended for grades 4-6.

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