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Joan Bauer

Author of Hope Was Here

18+ Works 9,572 Members 294 Reviews 13 Favorited

About the Author

Joan Bauer is the author of numerous books for young readers including Soar; Rules of the Road, which received the L.A. Times Book Prize; Hope Was Here, which won a Newbery Honor Medal and the Christopher Award; and Close to Famous, which won the Christopher Award and the Schneider Family Book show more Award. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Joan Bauer

Hope Was Here (2000) 2,758 copies, 65 reviews
Rules of the Road (1998) 1,286 copies, 27 reviews
Peeled (2008) 747 copies, 45 reviews
Almost Home (2012) 678 copies, 28 reviews
Close to Famous (2011) 665 copies, 50 reviews
Thwonk (1995) 635 copies, 11 reviews
Squashed (1992) 540 copies, 13 reviews
Stand Tall (2002) 527 copies, 8 reviews
Backwater (1999) 464 copies, 16 reviews
Best Foot Forward (2005) 444 copies, 12 reviews
Soar (2016) 375 copies, 15 reviews
Sticks (1996) 213 copies, 1 review
Tell Me (2014) 182 copies, 1 review
Raising Lumie (2020) 53 copies, 2 reviews
Amor, Herzkönig und ich (1998) 2 copies

Associated Works

Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (2003) — Contributor — 313 copies, 4 reviews
On the Fringe: Stories (2001) — Contributor — 183 copies, 3 reviews
What Are You Afraid Of?: Stories about Phobias (2006) — Contributor — 90 copies, 1 review
Love & Sex (2001) — Contributor — 69 copies, 3 reviews
Dreams and Visions: Fourteen Flights of Fantasy (2006) — Contributor — 54 copies, 1 review
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contributor — 49 copies, 1 review
Trapped!: Cages of Mind and Body (1998) — Contributor — 43 copies, 1 review

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This book is really cute. It's a story about a heart transplant survivor who becomes a baseball coach.It tells you to never give up and always try your hardest.
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mdmanon | 14 other reviews | Apr 16, 2024 |
A great book for any teen trying to gain confidence about a talent they have. Even though foster faces problems through out the book, she still never gives up.
 
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skhan82 | 49 other reviews | Apr 11, 2024 |
Very enjoyable! I can understand why this is required reading for Hunter's English class. Although it is lower level, it has some great teachable elements in regards to writing.
 
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mjphillips | 44 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |
Uplifting realistic teen fiction that focuses on community, politics, and found family.
 
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bookwyrmm | 64 other reviews | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Statistics

Works
18
Also by
10
Members
9,572
Popularity
#2,514
Rating
3.9
Reviews
294
ISBNs
229
Languages
5
Favorited
13

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