The new kid

by Jukes, Mavis.

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When almost-nine-year-old Carson Blum and his father move to Northern California, he is worried about adjusting to his new, large, public school and finding friends.
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Booklist Review: "After Carson and his dad move to California, he becomes The New Kid in a public school classroom that is in some ways the same as his old Montessori school and in other ways very different. Mainly, he has gone from knowing everyone to knowing no one. His classmate, Wes, is very friendly but also rambunctious and frequently in trouble. Would he make a good friend? As the year draws to an end, Carson begins to understand his classmates better. Author of the Newbery Honor Book Like Jake and Me (1984), Jukes writes at a deliberately slow pace here, letting characters reveal themselves gradually and giving unusual weight to the details of everyday life. Readers will learn, for example, about the many differences between birthday celebrations at Carson's two schools. This quiet, episodic but nevertheless compelling story is particularly well suited to young children reading above grade level and looking for a longer chapter book with a modern, realistic setting.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Jukes puts a lightheartedly realistic spin on the experience of being new in school. A job opportunity for Carson's single father means a midyear move from Pasadena to Northern California. Carson's new public school is dramatically different from his old Montessori one, but never threateningly so; friendly classmates and encouraging teachers quickly emerge. With his ninth birthday approaching, however, the problem of celebrating without his beloved grandparents and old friends looms large. Jukes (Smoke) warmly depicts the deep affection between Carson and his father, who adopted him as a baby, though the constant repartee between father and son can grow tiresome, as do the uncontrollable antics of Weston, the class troublemaker. Carson's levelheaded thoughts and commendable struggles to handle his conflicting emotions help ground the story, and his love of animals-both living and stuffed-is an appealing motif that many readers will embrace. The book exudes the relentless, exhausting energy of an elementary-school classroom; the daily dramas of being almost nine and facing the challenges of a new environment are presented with credible weight and reassuring humor. Ages 8-12. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Moving, Household Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Single-parent families Juvenile fiction
Moving, Household Fiction
Schools Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Single-parent families Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
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Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2011
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Language English
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ISBN 9780375896316
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