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The distance between me and the cherry tree / Paola Peretti ; translated by Denise Muir ; illustrated by Carolina Rabei.

Peretti, Paola, 1986- (author.). Muir, Denise, (translator.). Rabei, Carolina, (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781534439627
  • ISBN: 1534439625
  • Physical Description: 215 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Atheneum Books for Young Readers edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"When nine-year-old Mafalda learns she will go blind in six months from Stargardt Disease, she needs the help of family and friends to retain what is essential to her"-- Provided by Publisher.
"There are a lot of things ten-year-old Mafalda cares a lot about. Like counting the stars in the night sky, playing soccer, and climbing the cherry tree outside her school. Mafalda keeps a list of all these things, because soon she won't be able to do them anymore...because she's going blind. Even with her bad eyesight, Mafalda can see that people are already treating her differently - and that's the last things she wants. So she hides the fact that her vision is disappearing faster than anyone predicted, and she makes a plan: When the time is right, she'll go live in the cherry tree, just like her favorite book character. But as Mafalda loses her sight, surprising things come into focus. And with the help of family and friends both old and new, Mafalda will find her way through the darkness, literally and figuratively"-- From dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
Sentence length: 4 (hard) Word frequency: 5 (very hard) Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 4.5 6.0.
Language Note:
Translated from the Italian.
Awards Note:
Batchelder Award Honor Book, 2020
Subject: Blind > Juvenile fiction.
Children with disabilities > Juvenile fiction.
Vision disorders in children > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fiction.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


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