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Julia Gillian (and The Art Of Knowing)

by Alison McGhee

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Narrated by Emily Bauer. Light middle-reader fiction about Julia's challenges and achievements: trying to win the meerkat in the claw game, finishing a sad book about an old dog, and getting face time with her graduate-student parents. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This one just never caught me. I didn't feel empathy or the main character and I certainly didn't connect. She just didn't have the depth that a main character needs. I wasn't impressed. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
I am so glad that Julia knows why I save those dog books until last. I, too worry.
Wonderful story with illustrations that add so much to the book. ( )
  librarian1204 | Apr 26, 2013 |
Charming without being the least bit treacly, loving but not at all mawkish, this is a pure sweet paean to a childhood without evil lurking in the cupboards. Wonderful through and through. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
BIS Book Award Nominee 2009-2010

Liked Julia, thought the premise of the story was thin. ( )
  scote23 | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545033489, Hardcover)

A new middle-grade heroine is born! The first story in an extraordinary new series by a New York Times best-selling author.

Ten-year-old Julia Gillian knows everything about her quirky neighbors, her Minneapolis neighborhood, even the inscrutable "claw machine" in the back of the corner hardware store. The one thing Julia Gillian doesn't know is how the book she's reading is going to end. It doesn't seem as if it's going to have a happy ending, and that scares her. But Julia learns a little something about fear: sometimes you just have to work through it. And though bad things do happen sometimes, having good friends and family around you makes life a bit less scary - and much more fun.

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Nine-year-old Julia Gillian learns a lot about facing fear as she and her St. Bernard, Bigfoot, take long walks through their Minneapolis neighborhood one hot summer, and she seeks the courage to finish a book that could have an unhappy ending.

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