A Place Called Ugly by Avi

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There'sno reasoning with Owen.The island cottage where he and his family have spent the last ten summers must be preserved.And he's going to do it. Never mind that bulldozer stands outside, ready to move in and level the place for a modern hotel. Never mind that summer's over and Owen's family is hurrying to catch the last ferry -- or that school is starting -- or that nobody sees it his way. Alone, fourteen-year-old Owen is going to stay and save the beautiful place others call ugly.


About Avi

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Avi is the author of more than sixty books, including Crispin: The Cross of Lead, a Newbery Medal winner, and Crispin: At the Edge of the World. His other acclaimed titles include The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth, both Newbery Honor Books, and most recently The Seer of Shadows. He lives with his family in Colorado.
Published March 1, 1995 by Perfection Learning. 134 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Fourteen-year-old Owen, who has made many moves with his paents and is not looking forward to starting yet another school this fall, loves the beach cabin where he and his parents have spent the last three weeks of summer for ten years.

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Termed ``compelling'' by PW, this early novel by the two-time Newbery Honor author concerns a boy who learns valuable lessons as he battles to save his family's summer cottage.

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