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Gemini Summer

by Iain Lawrence

Random House Children's Books | November 11, 2008 | Trade Paperback

Gemini Summer is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
EACH MEMBER OF the River family pursues a dream. But when a tragedy befalls the Rivers, it brings a halt to everyone’s dreams. Everyone but Danny. For he finally gets his dog. And not just any old dog, but a stray that he believes embodies the spirit of someone he dearly loves. Nothing can separate them, not even after the police come to take the dog away. Together Danny and his dog run off, heading toward Cape Canaveral, where some dreams end up coming true.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 3 × 2.02 × 0.25 in

Published: November 11, 2008

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440419352

ISBN - 13: 9780440419358

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb! Iain Lawrence's Gemini Summer is not like any I've ever experienced before! Although it is a bit young, I think anyone of any age would read this story and be inspired. This magical tale takes place in 1965 in the shadow of the Vietnam War. Once you open up to the first page of the book, you'll embark on a miraculous journey through a precious childhood friendship and the tragedy that rocked it. Gemini Summer is a pure work of fiction, although it seems so real that the events seem to jump right out of the page and blend in with reality. I would truly recommend this literary masterpiece to anyone between the ages of 8-12. Gemini Summer is a childhood story that you definitely don't want to miss!
Date published: 2007-04-06

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Gemini Summer

Gemini Summer

by Iain Lawrence

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 3 × 2.02 × 0.25 in

Published: November 11, 2008

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440419352

ISBN - 13: 9780440419358

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oneThe sheriff leaned back with his feet on the desk, watching the blond-haired boy. He was a little man with a sunburned face, with white eyebrows that looked strange on all the redness of his forehead. His cowboy boots had shiny snakeskin tops, and he sat tapping the toes together. There was a blob of blue bubble gum squashed onto one of the soles.He watched the boy for a long time before he said, quite suddenly, "You ever heard of fingerprints, kid?"The boy looked up."I could take you into the back there and print you," said the sheriff, "and I'd get what I want like that." He snapped his fingers. "I'd know your whole name and your address and everything."The blond-haired boy had a dog beside him. He was petting the dog as he sat in front of the sheriff's desk, in a wooden chair with arms. The ceiling fan that turned slowly above him trailed shreds of cobwebs round and round."Now, is that the route you want to take?" said the sheriff."How could you know my name and address from fingerprints?" asked the boy. He looked at his fingers. "I don't think you can do that.""Oh, you don't think I can do that," said the sheriff. "A real little Perry Mason, aren't you?"The boy said nothing. He had said hardly a word in an hour and twenty minutes.The sheriff sighed. He tapped the toes of his boots together. "Say, that's a nice dog you got," he said. "What do you call him, sonny?"The blond-haired boy didn't answer."Aw, come on!" The sheriff swung his feet to the floor and slammed a hand
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From the Publisher

EACH MEMBER OF the River family pursues a dream. But when a tragedy befalls the Rivers, it brings a halt to everyone’s dreams. Everyone but Danny. For he finally gets his dog. And not just any old dog, but a stray that he believes embodies the spirit of someone he dearly loves. Nothing can separate them, not even after the police come to take the dog away. Together Danny and his dog run off, heading toward Cape Canaveral, where some dreams end up coming true.

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EACH MEMBER OF the River family pursues a dream. But when a tragedy befalls the Rivers, it brings a halt to everyone’s dreams. Everyone but Danny. For he finally gets his dog. And not just any old dog, but a stray that he believes embodies the spirit of someone he dearly loves. Nothing can separate them, not even after the police come to take the dog away. Together Danny and his dog run off, heading toward Cape Canaveral, where some dreams end up coming true.

About the Author

Iain Lawrence is the author of numerous acclaimed novels for young people. He lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

Editorial Reviews

“Lively prose, quirky characters and strong dialogue animate this moving story.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“Lawrence creates a poignant family drama that will pull the heartstrings of anyone who has looked up to an older sibling or has fallen in love with a dog.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12