Touch Blue by Cynthia LordTouch Blue by Cynthia Lord

Touch Blue

byCynthia Lord

Paperback | June 1, 2012

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An exquisite second novel from the Newbery Honor author of Rules! Touch Blue, sure as certain, will touch your heart.

The state of Maine plans to shut down her island's schoolhouse, which would force Tess's family to move to the mainland-and Tess to leave the only home she has ever known. Fortunately, the islanders have a plan too: increase the numbers of students by having several families take in foster children. So now Tess and her family are taking a chance on Aaron, a thirteen-year-old trumpet player who has been bounced from home to home. And Tess needs a plan of her own-and all the luck she can muster. Will Tess's wish come true or will her luck run out?

Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord offers a warmhearted, humorous, and thoughtful look at what it means to belong-and how lucky we feel when we do. Touch Blue, sure as certain, will touch your heart.

Cynthia Lord is the award-winning author of Rules, a Newbery Honor book (among its many distinctions), as well as the critically acclaimed Touch Blue. She made her picture book debut with Hot Rod Hamster. She lives in Maine with her family. Visit her at
Title:Touch BlueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.57 × 5.27 × 0.45 inPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545035325

ISBN - 13:9780545035323

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great "summer of my youth" story! A delightful slice of life set in a picturesque lobster fishing village. Luck is the theme of the story as Tess comes to terms with her new foster brother Aaron. Will he bring good luck or bad luck to her family?
Date published: 2011-01-27

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Touch Blue"This fast-paced, redeeming story deals with differences, and probes what really makes a family." - BookPage"A truly timeless novel, perfect for sharing." - Christian Science Monitor"Touch Blue is a great novel about new beginnings, family and friendship." -*"A thoughtful first-person readers a real feeling for island life, with vivid descriptions of the sights and sounds." - Horn Book, starred review"Lord's sophomore effort...will not disappoint fans of her Newbery Honor-winning Rules." - Kirkus Reviews"[Readers] will feel an enormous amount of hope as they read Tess and Aaron's story." - School Library Journal