Record Breaker by Robin Stevenson

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In 1963, cataclysmic world events threaten to overwhelm Jack as his family tries to deal with the death of his baby sister.
 

About Robin Stevenson

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Robin Stevenson is the author of ten books for children and young adults. Robin has also worked as a social worker, counselor and university instructor. She enjoys reading, traveling, visiting schools and talking to people of all ages about books and writing. Robin lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her family.
 
Published February 28, 2013 by Orca Book Publishers. 152 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It's 1963, and 12-year-old Jack struggles to cope with his mom's depression after his baby sister's sudden death.

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It’s 1963, the world is in turmoil, and so is the life of 12-year-old Jack in small-town Canada. Ever since the sudden death of his newborn sister nearly a year ago, Jack has been starved for attentio

Jan 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Record Breaker

Gr 4–7—Jack desperately wants to break some sort of world record because he believes that by doing so he can restore his family to what it was before his sister died of SIDS. Stevenson vividly portrays how Annie's death affects the whole family. Jack's mom suffers from depression, barely getting ...

Jun 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Record Breaker

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