December Stillness by Mary Downing HahnDecember Stillness by Mary Downing Hahn

December Stillness

byMary Downing Hahn

Paperback | September 1, 1990

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Sensitive and idealistic fifteen-year-old Kelly McAllisterfeels at odds with everyone around her. Her best friendhas suddenly turned boy crazy. Her talented mothercreates greeting card designs instead of real art, andher father never talks to her about anything exceptworking hard and getting ahead.

That's why Kelly becomes so involved in the plight of ahomeless Vietnam vet who takes refuge in the libraryeach day. Interviewing him began as a Social Studiesproject, but it takes on new meaning after her offers offood and friendship backfire into a real disaster.What had the war done to destroy this man? And whathad it done to her own father, who had been to thesame war ... and refuses to speak of it?

QUESTIONSSensitive and idealistic fifteen-year-old Kelly McAllisterfeels at odds with everyone around her. Her best friendhas suddenly turned boy crazy. Her talented mothercreates greeting card designs instead of real art, andher father never talks to her about anything exceptworking hard and getting ahead.That's why Kelly becomes so i...
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Title:December StillnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.48 inPublished:September 1, 1990Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380707640

ISBN - 13:9780380707645

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Try as she might, Kelly just can't seem to make friends with the homeless Vietnam veteran. Her attempts finally end in tragedy. But out of her grief and her pain rise the blossoms of a new relationship with her father, a veteran himself. December Stillness is the winner of both the Jane Addams Book Award and the California Young Reader Medal.

Editorial Reviews

"A touching novel"--" Kirkus""Hahn's story will illuminate and linger"--" Booklist"