August Isle

August Isle

Ali Standish

Children's

"A beautifully written story. An emotional journey of family, friendship, loss, and healing." —KirkusFrom critically acclaimed author Ali Standish (The Ethan I Was Before), the story of one girl's journey to a magical seaside town, where she uncovers her family's long hidden secrets and ultimately finds truth and redemption. Fans of Sharon Creech and Rebecca Stead will be captivated by this story filled with warm humor, mystery, whimsy, and characters you can't let go. A modern classic in the making!For years, Miranda has stared at postcards of August Isle, Florida. The town where her mother spent her summers as a girl. The town that Miranda has always ached to visit. She just never wanted it to happen this way.When she arrives on the Isle, alone and uncertain, to stay the summer with an old friend of her mother's, Miranda discovers a place even more perfect than she imagined....
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How to Disappear Completely

How to Disappear Completely

Ali Standish

Children's

Wonder meets Some Kind of Happiness in this powerful tween novel from Ali Standish, author of the Carnegie Medal nominee The Ethan I Was Before and August Isle. While her grandmother was alive, Emma's world was filled with enchantment. But now Gram is gone, and suddenly strange spots are appearing on Emma's skin. Soon, she's diagnosed with vitiligo—a condition that makes patches of her skin lose their color—and the magic in her world is suddenly replaced with school bullies and doctor appointments. But when Emma writes one last story in the journal she shared with Gram, something strange happens. Someone writes back to her, just like Gram used to. Who's writing to Emma? And just what is her story going to be, now that everything is so different?Award-winning author Ali Standish explores the ways life transforms us, and how we learn to let go of what we must while still holding fast to who we are.
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Bad Bella

Bad Bella

Ali Standish

Children's

"Bella, Bella, Bella! A wonderful, funny, heartfelt tale of a very good "bad" dog, and her enduring quest for that thing we all seek: a place to call home. I loved this book! I love Bella!"—Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the RainPerfect for fans of Racing in the Rain and Because of Winn Dixie! Ali Standish, author of the critically acclaimed The Ethan I Was Before and August Isle, delivers a rebarkable tale of one extraordinary pup's search for a new family, inspired by her real-life rescue dog Bella. Bella is the very best dog a family could ask for. Only her family, the McBrides, don't see it that way.Ever since Mrs. McBride's belly started growing, they don't seem to appreciate the way Bella cleans the crumbs from the kitchen floor or how she's always willing to play fetch after a long day. And when Bella's valiant attempt to save the Christmas tree...
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The Ethan I Was Before

The Ethan I Was Before

Ali Standish

Children's

Debut talent Ali Standish's The Ethan I Was Before is a captivating middle grade novel of friendship, forgiveness, and ultimately hope. Lost in the Sun meets The Thing About Jellyfish in Standish's breathtaking story, heartfelt and poignant, a classic in the making.Ethan had been many things. He was always ready for adventure, always willing to accept a dare, and always able to turn any activity into a fun escapade if his best friend, Kacey, was nearby. But that was before. Before the accident that took Kacey from him and the great loss that filled his life. Before his family moved from Boston to the small beachside town of Palm Knot, Georgia. Palm Knot may be tiny, but it's the home of possibility and second chances. It's also home to Coralee, a girl with a big personality and even bigger stories. Coralee may be just the friend Ethan needs. But Ethan isn't the only one with secrets, and Coralee's are catching up with her—and what she's hiding might be...
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