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Half a World Away by [Cynthia Kadohata]

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Half a World Away Kindle Edition

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"What an honest, beautiful, and moving book about the transformative power of love.  Cynthia Kadohata's Half a World Away reminds us that every person has the power to change someone else's life." -- R.J. Palacio, bestselling author of Wonder.

*Booklist Starred Review* Kadohata has written a remarkable, insightful study of a troubled boy, of the challenging circumstances in which he finds himself, and of his painful journey to bonding and, perhaps, to love.  Along the way, she has given readers a candid and often disturbing look at the adoption process in a remote country, while her memorable novel is further enriched by the depth of her characterizations; even minor characters come alive on the page.  Thought-provoking and emotionally engaging, Half a World Away is wholly satisfying.  -- Michael Cart for Booklist

*Publishers Weekly Starred Review*  Without sugarcoating the complexities and mishaps that can accompany overseas adoption, Kadohata creates an inspiring story that celebrates hope and second chances. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck, the Jane Addams Peace Award and PEN America Award winner WeedflowerCracker!, Outside BeautyA Million Shades of GrayHalf a World AwayCheckedA Place to Belong, Saucy, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating World. She lives with her dog and hockey-playing son in California. Visit her online at CynthiaKadohata.com.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008CF3R0U
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 2, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 2, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 839 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 134 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

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As a child, Cynthia Kadohata’s biggest life goal was not to be a writer. It was to own a dog. Since then, she has had six rescue dogs as her best friends. And, she has been extremely fortunate to have mostly worked as a writer during her adult life. She is the author of ten children’s books, including Kira-Kira, winner of the Newbery Medal; The Thing About Luck, winner of the National Book Award; Weedflower, winner of the Jane Addams Peace Award; Cracker, winner of six state awards as voted on by kids; A Place to Belong, longlisted for the National Book Award; and the upcoming Saucy, about a piglet like millions of others, yet also TOTALLY herself.

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