Homesick (Paperback)

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Homesick (Paperback)

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Benny's parents are splitting up. His mom leaves home after a fight about a mysterious splinter that is rumored to be part of an important relic. Benny's dad has always liked clutter, but now, he begins hoarding everything from pizza boxes to old motorcycle parts.

As his house grows more cluttered and his father grows more distant, Benny tries to sort out whether he can change anything at all. Meanwhile, a local teacher enters their quiet Missouri town in America's Most Charming Small Town contest, and the pressure is on to clean up the area, especially Benny's ramshackle of a house, before the out-of-town guests arrive.

Kate Klise is the author of several picture books and novels, including Grounded and Homesick. She frequently collaborates with her sister, the illustrator M. Sarah Klise. Kate travels all over the country speaking to classrooms about her work. She lives in Norwood, Missouri.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250065117
ISBN-10: 1250065119
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Pages: 208
Language: English

“Klise looks at the effects of hoarding and the struggles and joys of smalltown life in this honest, good-natured coming-of-age story set in the early 1980s.” —Publishers Weekly

“It's Benny's quandary that really makes the book come alive.” —BCCB

“This is a valid addition due to the author's popularity and to add collection depth on mental illness.” —School Library Journal