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A Corner of the Universe

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A Corner of the Universe
by Ann Martin

The summer Hattie turns 12, her predictable small town life is turned on end when her uncle Adam returns home for the first time in over ten years. Hattie has never met him, never known about him. He's been institutionalized; his condition involves schizophrenia and autism.

Hattie, a shy girl who prefers the company of adults, takes immediately to her excitable uncle, even when the rest of the family -- her parents and grandparents -- have trouble dealing with his intense way of seeing the world. And Adam, too, sees that Hattie is special, that her quiet, shy ways are not a disability.  This book won a Newbery Award for excellence in children's literature.

Grade Level:
    6th grade     7th grade     8th grade 

Reading Level:   Guided Reading Level Y     DRA Level 60

Book Type:   chapter book

Related Lists:   Newbery Award winners    


Condition:  This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!