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Kate

by Valerie Sherrard

Dundurn | February 22, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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Short-listed for the 2005 White Pine Award, for the 2004 IODE Violet Downey National Book Award and commended for the 2004 Canadian Children''s Book Centre Our Choice Selection

There''s one other thing I should mention right off, which is that I''m fourteen years old and dying. (I guess that was two things, but the significance of one is sort of tied to the other, don''t you think?) Benchworth

Kate Benchworth is far from typical. Having been diagnosed with a brain tumour that could end her life at any time, she views the world with refreshing honesty and rare insight. As her family and members of her community struggle to accept what lies ahead, Kate refuses to give in to self-pity. Determined to live each moment to the fullest, she falls in love with a boy locked up in the local jail and befriends the town recluse.

Valerie Sherrard''s new novel is a moving tale about a young woman experiencing the best days of her life, all the while aware that the time she has left is rapidly disappearing.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 200 pages, 7.25 × 5.25 × 0.63 in

Published: February 22, 2011

Publisher: Dundurn

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550024760

ISBN - 13: 9781550024760

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Kate

by Valerie Sherrard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 200 pages, 7.25 × 5.25 × 0.63 in

Published: February 22, 2011

Publisher: Dundurn

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550024760

ISBN - 13: 9781550024760

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Short-listed for the 2005 White Pine Award, for the 2004 IODE Violet Downey National Book Award and commended for the 2004 Canadian Children''s Book Centre Our Choice Selection

There''s one other thing I should mention right off, which is that I''m fourteen years old and dying. (I guess that was two things, but the significance of one is sort of tied to the other, don''t you think?) Benchworth

Kate Benchworth is far from typical. Having been diagnosed with a brain tumour that could end her life at any time, she views the world with refreshing honesty and rare insight. As her family and members of her community struggle to accept what lies ahead, Kate refuses to give in to self-pity. Determined to live each moment to the fullest, she falls in love with a boy locked up in the local jail and befriends the town recluse.

Valerie Sherrard''s new novel is a moving tale about a young woman experiencing the best days of her life, all the while aware that the time she has left is rapidly disappearing.

About the Author

Valerie Sherrard is the executive director of a group home for adolescents and has fostered more than 70 teenagers. Her first novel, Out of the Ashes, introduced the Shelby Belgarden Mystery series, and was a 2003 Red Maple Honour Book and a nominee for the Arthur Ellis Award for Juvenile Fiction. The second volume in the series, In Too Deep, was published in spring 2003. She lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick, with her husband, Brent.

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If you have a young reader at home, a Sherrard novel is a good way to reinforce a reading habit.
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