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Kepler’s Dream by Juliet Bell

Kepler’s Dream. By Juliet Bell. G.P. Putnam’s Son’s, 2012. 256 pages. $16.99

When her mother is diagnosed with cancer and faces intensive chemotherapy, Emma goes to stay with her paternal grandmother, at what becomes for Emma, “Broken Family Camp.” Challenged to understand the family dynamics, Emma does her best to fit into the household routine. The disappearance of a valuable book, and the resulting search for the thief, unites the family in unimaginable ways. Juliet Bell’s debut book is captivating. Her Emma is a sincere and special 11 year-old heroine confronting believable conflicts with grace and a developing sense of empathy. Teachers will find this book a great tie-in with units on space or astronomy. Suitable for 4th to 7th grade readers.

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