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Bird Lake Moon

Title

Bird Lake Moon

Authors

Ellen Hopkins

Publisher

HarperCollins

Pages

179 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780061470790

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; Step parent; Divorce; Family member death; separated parents; single mother; divorced parents; death of a sibling; death of a brother

Annotation

Twelve-year-old Mitch and his mother are spending the summer with his grandparents at Bird Lake after his parents separate, and ten-year-old Spencer and his family have returned to the lake where Spencer's little brother drowned long ago, and as the boys become friends and spend time together, each of them begins to heal.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

single mother; divorced parents

Main Character

boys

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, 2009, Outstanding Book; Outstanding Books by Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators, 2009, Selected, Juvenile Fiction

Keywords

family; friendship; grief; lakes; stories

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Bird Lake Moon

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