Johnny Kellock Died Today

Mass Market Paperback | December 18, 2007

byHadley Dyer

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It’s a long, hot Halifax summer in 1959 and twelve-year-old R osalie N orman has aguilty secret. Her no-nonsense, authoritarian mother has broken her ankle—and it’sall R osalie’s fault. But news that Johnny, her teenaged cousin, has vanished pushesthe accident from everyone’s minds. As R osalie and David—her strange new neighbour—search the city for Johnny, R osalie discovers something about the love and thesecrets that bind her family.

A refreshing and talented new voice in young adult fiction, Hadley Dyer hasreceived rave reviews, two awards and several nominations, as well as great sales forJohnny Kellock Died Today, her debut novel.

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It’s a long, hot Halifax summer in 1959 and twelve-year-old R osalie N orman has aguilty secret. Her no-nonsense, authoritarian mother has broken her ankle—and it’sall R osalie’s fault. But news that Johnny, her teenaged cousin, has vanished pushesthe accident from everyone’s minds. As R osalie and David—her strange new neighbour—searc...

HADLEY DYERwas born in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia,and now lives in Toronto. She has been active in the children’s book scene formany years as a reviewer, publicist, editor and librarian for the CanadianChildren’s Book Centre. She is currently the children’s editor at JamesLorimer & Co., and writes for such magazines asCanadian F...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7 × 4.75 × 1 inPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006395341

ISBN - 13:9780006395348

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad. Well, I didn't think this book was the BEST but t also wasnt the WORST. It was slow-paced, and didnt hve alot of action, but was still written well. I guess I just like books wth more action .....
Date published: 2008-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quiet book but quite good. This book is set in the 1950s in Halifax, NS. Rosalie Norman has the oldest mother and the world and only her and her sister Martha still live at home with her parents. When her mother breaks her leg, Dave or the Gravedigger as he is called, ends up helping them do the work around town. It is from him that Rosalie learns her cousin Johnny is missing. She feels she has to figure out how to find him. It isn't a long book but you feel like you get to know the characters quite well. It has an unexpected ending but everything gets explained pretty well. It is an interesting study of life in the 50s - the kids get to go pretty well where ever they want- and how life has changed. It is a good book.
Date published: 2008-01-21