Amalee by Dar Williams

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This sparkling fiction debut from singer-songwriter Dar Williams introduces an endearing new character to middle-grade literature.

Amalee's world is all out of order. She's used to chaos, because of the frequent presence of her father's bantering, bickering group of fun friends. But when Amalee's dad becomes seriously ill, the chaos takes new forms -- and the ways of coping come from some very unexpected places.
With clear-eyed, tender, funny prose, Dar Williams gives us a child's-eye view of a world under pressure, with everyone rising to the occasion in his or her own unique way. Both moving and wise, this marks the debut of a major middle-grade talent.

About Dar Williams

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Dar Williams is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of her generation. Her albums include My Better Self, The Beauty of the Rain, Out There Live, The Green World, End of the Summer, Mortal City, and The Honesty Room. She lives in New York City. Amalee is her first novel.
Published October 1, 2012 by Scholastic Paperbacks. 212 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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