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Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It

by Sundee T. Frazier

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Brendan Buckleys Universe was a book I wish I could have engaged with more. It won the Coretta Scott King award but I was dissatisfied with the plot. I really had trouble relating to Brendan's grandfather or understanding all the secrecy from Brendan's mother. If Grandpa Ed has changed, how come his hasn't been to see his daughter or grandchild in 10 years? If he is still the same, why would Brendan want to know him? This book could be used to teach themes of prejudice, igmorance, and forgiveness. ( )
  amrahmn | Jan 20, 2015 |
RGG: Well-written and compelling story about a family falling-out and secret uncovered by a very realistically portrayed Brendan, who is a scientist, geologist, and tae kwon do student. Reading Interest: 10-12.
  rgruberexcel | Jan 9, 2015 |
RGG: Well-written and compelling story about a family falling-out and secret uncovered by a very realistically portrayed Brendan, who is a scientist, geologist, and tae kwon do student. Reading Interest: 10-12.
  rgruberexcel | Jan 9, 2015 |
The agenda (life of a multiracial child) overshadows the story. ( )
  lindap69 | Apr 5, 2013 |
The last 100 pages were much better than the first 100. It just took way too long to get interesting. I give this a 2.5, round to 3. ( )
  michelleannlib | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 044042206X, Paperback)

Ten-year-old Tae Kwon Do blue belt and budding rock hound Brendan Buckley keeps a "Confidential" notebook for his top-secret scientific discoveries. And he's found something totally top secret. The grandpa he's never met, who his mom refuses to talk about or see, is an expert mineral collector and lives nearby! Secretly, Brendan visits Ed DeBose, whose skin is pink, not brown like Brendan's, his dad's, or that of Grampa Clem's, who recently died. Brendan sets out to find the reason behind Ed's absence, but what he discovers can't be explained by science, and now he wishes he'd never found him at all. . . .


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Brendan Buckley, a biracial ten-year-old, applies his scientific ability and interest in rocks and minerals to connect with his white grandfather, the president of Puyallup Rock Club, and to learn why he and Brendan's mother are estranged.

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