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North of Everything by Craig Crist-Evans

North of Everything

by Craig Crist-Evans

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When a boy and his family move from Florida to New England, he has a hard time dealing with the changes. Not too long after his father is diagnosed with cancer and dies which leaves the family feeling depressed. The end of the book offers hope and healing. This book is written in poetry and is beautiful. I would love to use this to demonstrate books that are written in a different form then the normal way. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076362098X, Hardcover)

In this gentle, poignant novel-in-verse, the acclaimed author of AMARYLLIS tells a family tale that is infused with joy, heartbreak, and hope.

Mom says
Dad's spirit lives
in every blade of grass,
in every tree, in all the ways
we learn to keep on breathing.

A new beginning and a simpler life — that's what Mom and Dad and their young son are looking for when they move north of everything, leaving the city life of Miami for a farm in Montpelier, Vermont. And that's what they find, among a hundred peaceful acres of fields and pastures hugging the banks of the Winooski River. But even as the now-rural family takes careful note of the changing seasons, they encounter their own unexpected series of beginnings and endings. Craig Crist-Evans's spare, lyrical novel will speak to anyone who has experienced change and loss, and who has faced the struggle — and found the spirit to carry on.

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A family that moves from Florida to Vermont for the simpler life on a farm becomes closer to nature and each other when trials come their way. Told in free verse poems.

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