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Mick Harte Was Here

Park, Barbara (Book - 1995 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Mick Harte Was Here

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Thirteen-year-old Phoebe recalls her younger brother Mick and his death in a bicycle accident.
Authors: Park, Barbara
Title: Mick Harte was here
Publisher: New York :, Knopf,, 1995.
Characteristics: 89 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Also published in paperback: New York: Random House, 1995, ISBN 0679882030.
"Apple soup books."
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Phoebe recalls her younger brother Mick and his death in a bicycle accident.
Audience: 730
Awards & Distinctions: Rebecca Caudill Award, 1998.
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 55 10040
Accelerated Reader AR 45 10020
ISBN: 9780780766945
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I remember we were forced to read this book as a class in 2nd grade (a little more than 9 years ago). But within the first chapter, I remember falling in love with it. At first, I was excited when I saw that it was written by Barbara Parks (one of my favorite authors of all times). But I quickly realized that this was no Junie B. Jones novel. This story is very heart-wrenching and melancholy, and it introduces the importance of helmets to children in a very straightforward and dramatic way. But despite the heavy atmosphere, the writing and narration is done very beautifully. Don't read this if you're wanting something cheerful, funny, and/or upbeat. But DO read this because it consists of beautiful prose, discusses an important topic that is often overlooked, and because overall it is a gorgeous novel.

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  • ARSang rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is suitable for children 8+

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  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read this a LONG time ago. But it was a great book


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