IT'S NOTHING TO A MOUNTAIN by Sid Hite
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Love, loss, and guardian angels are central to an adventure story about an unforgettable cavedweller in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains who survives everything from mudslides to loneliness. By the author of Dither Farm.
 

About Sid Hite

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Sid Hite has written five highly praised novels for young readers. T"he Boston Globe" says he treats "people's virtues and foibles with humor and realism while weaving in universal themes of good and evil, belief, love and small miracles." Sid Hite grew up in a rural Virginia town, and he now lives and writes in Sag Harbor, New York.
 
Published June 5, 2012 by HENRY HOLT. 214 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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In early 1969, after their parents plunge in a car to a fiery death, grieving Lisette, 13, and Riley, 12, join their grandparents at the Sutter homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

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As the story develops, Thorpe saves Riley's life, Riley becomes Thorpe's chief supplier of food and other necessities, and Lisette, who has only glimpsed Thorpe from a distance, becomes convinced that he is her guardian angel.

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PW's starred review praised the combination of ``boldly defined characters'' and ``a great deal of adventure.'' Ages 10-up.

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