Mick Harte Was Here

Mick Harte Was Here

eBook - 1995
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How could someone like Mick die ? He was the kid who freaked out his mom by putting a ceramic eye in a defrosted chicken, the kid who did a wild dance in front of the whole school--and the kid who, if only he had worn his bicycle helmet, would still be alive today. But now Phoebe Harte's twelve-year-old brother is gone, and Phoebe's world has turned upside down. With her trademark candor and compassion, beloved middle-grade writer Barbara Park tells how Phoebe copes with her painful loss in this story filled with sadness, humor--and hope. Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of their Best Books of 1996. "A full-fledged and fully convincing drama" ( Publishers Weekly ).
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House , 1995
ISBN: 9780307786821
Characteristics: 1 online resource ; 59 pages.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Nakkid
Feb 16, 2014

I remember we were forced to read this book as a class in 2nd grade (a little more than 9 years ago). But within the first chapter, I remember falling in love with it. At first, I was excited when I saw that it was written by Barbara Parks (one of my favorite authors of all times). But I quickly realized that this was no Junie B. Jones novel. This story is very heart-wrenching and melancholy, and it introduces the importance of helmets to children in a very straightforward and dramatic way. But despite the heavy atmosphere, the writing and narration is done very beautifully. Don't read this if you're wanting something cheerful, funny, and/or upbeat. But DO read this because it consists of beautiful prose, discusses an important topic that is often overlooked, and because overall it is a gorgeous novel.

ARSang Dec 04, 2011

This book is suitable for children 8+

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angeye87
Sep 06, 2011

I read this a LONG time ago. But it was a great book

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