Just under the clouds

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Alfred A. Knopf,
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First edition.
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IL: MG - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 6
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Can you still have a home if you don't have a house? In the spirit of The Truth About Jellyfish and Fish in a Tree comes a stunning debut about a family struggling to find something lasting when everything feels so fleeting. Always think in threes and you'll never fall, Cora's father told her when she was a little girl. Two feet, one hand. Two hands, one foot. That was all Cora needed to know to climb the trees of Brooklyn. But now Cora is a middle schooler, a big sister, and homeless. Her mother is trying to hold the family together after her father's death, and Cora must look after her sister, Adare, who's just different, their mother insists. Quick to smile, Adare hates wearing shoes, rarely speaks, and appears untroubled by the question Cora can't help but ask: How will she find a place to call home? After their room at the shelter is ransacked, Cora's mother looks to an old friend for help, and Cora finally finds what she has been looking for: Ailanthus altissima, the "tree of heaven," which can grow in even the worst conditions. It sets her on a path to discover a deeper truth about where she really belongs. Just Under the Clouds will take root in your heart and blossom long after you've turned the last page. "[A] heartbreaking yet hopeful story of a family searching for a place to belong." -- Publishers Weekly "[A] thought provoking debut about the meaning of home and the importance of family."-- Horn Book Magazine
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Grouping Title just under the clouds
Grouping Author sarno melissa
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Last Grouping Update 2019-05-11 04:51:18AM
Last Indexed 2019-05-26 04:41:35AM

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display_description Since her father's death, Cora, twelve, longs for a permanent home for herself, her special-needs sister, and their mother while navigating middle school and studying trees using her father's field notes.
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subject_facet Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction, Homeless persons -- Fiction, Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction, Middle schools -- Fiction, Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction, People with mental disabilities -- Fiction, People with mental disabilities -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, Single-parent families -- Fiction, Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Trees -- Fiction, Trees -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Just under the clouds
title_full Just under the clouds / Melissa Sarno
title_short Just under the clouds
topic_facet Homeless persons, Middle schools, People with mental disabilities, Schools, Single-parent families, Sisters, Trees