Raymie Nightingale

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Raymie Nightingale


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    Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father - who has run away with a dental hygienist - will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton, but she has to compete with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante with her show-business background and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who's determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship - and challenge them to come to each other's rescue in unexpected ways.

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    ISBN
    9781406363135
    Format
    Hardback
    Publisher
    WALKER BOOKS AND SUBSIDIARIES
    Published
    4/12/2016
    Weight
    381g
      
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    Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father - who has run away with a dental hygienist - will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton, but she has to compete with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante with her show-business background and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who's determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship - and challenge them to come to each other's rescue in unexpected ways.

    ISBN
    9781406363135
    Format
    Hardback
    Publisher
    WALKER BOOKS AND SUBSIDIARIES
    Published
    12/4/2016
    Weight
    381g
      
    Categories

    Deliveries

    Place an order for over €10 to receive free delivery to anywhere in Ireland and the UK! See our Delivery Charges section below for a full breakdown of shipping costs for all destinations.


    Delivery Charges

      Ireland & UK* Europe & USA Australia & Canada Rest of World
    Under €10 €3.80 €10 €15 €25
    Over €10
    Free €10 €15 €25

    *Free delivery on all orders over €10 - only applies to order total, does not include eBooks.

    All orders will be delivered by An Post.



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    We accept returns up to 28 days after dispatch if the goods are still in marketable condition. If you would like to return goods, contact support@easons.com to request a returns document, which must be printed and attached to your parcel. Post the goods back to us with all paperwork enclosed and we'll credit your account. Note: postage on returned goods will be borne by the customer, unless we were at fault.

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      Acquisition announcement with Kate DiCamillo feature Publishers Weekly Acquisition noted Publishers Lunch Cover reveal Entertainment Weekly Featured/recommended Star Tribune Featured/recommended Bustle (blog) A new novel from the two-time Newberry Medal winner is always an event, and this is her most autobiographical work to date. [.] Warm, witty and wise, this beautifully realised bildungsroman is highly recommended. The Bookseller New from the double Newbery Medal winner, I'm so excited to read this. [.] Expect pathos, quirky humour and a touch of magic. The Bookseller DiCamillo's prose is resolutely unflashy. [.] But in her simple writing there is the weight of acuity, seen in her ability to inhabit the perspective of a child fumbling to understand 'the list of impossible, unanswerable questions" that she has about the adult world. [.] In Raymie Nightingale there is no fantasy, but the story has an air of fable. By the end the heroine does not make sense of the adult world - but, like the reader, she sees it more clearly. The Daily Telegraph - Emily Bearn DiCamillo's prose is resolutely unflashy. [.] But in her simple writing there is the weight of acuity, seen in her ability to inhabit the perspective of a child fumbling to understand 'the list of impossible, unanswerable questions" that she has about the adult world. [.] In Raymie Nightingale there is no fantasy, but the story has an air of fable. By the end the heroine does not make sense of the adult world - but, like the reader, she sees it more clearly. The Daily Telegraph DiCamillo manages to convey themes of loss and belonging, or transience and strength despite the extreme lightness and simplicity of the phrasing. Each word carefully chosen, each sentence crafted to perfection. This is the ultimate stripped prose. There's not much description in the book, but where it appears, it sparkles like a pageant dress [.] It's a privilege to put books like this in the hands of children. Letting them soak up pared down yet excellent writing, so that they can discern what works and what doesn't, and learn how to be excellent wordsmiths themselves. With the backdrop of a rather quirky little story. Minerva Reads ...sweet and funny [.] This is very, very special, and I marvel at the mind of anyone who can come up with these ideas. Bookwitch blog A moving story about friendship, family and the ties that bind. [.] A delight. South Wales Evening Post The writing is wonderful, emotions are expressed eloquently and with a turn of phrase that feels original and fresh in relatively short chapters. The author has a kindly humour that runs through even the saddest sections of the story giving it a balance suitable for its target audience. At times this is poignant but it never becomes depressing as our little band of friends learn to cope and form a friendship that by the end of the book the reader believes has become a lasting one. I enjoyed this so much I am tempted to re-read it and that doesn't happen often. Highly recommended. The Bookbag a moving and funny story about friendship, courage and determination Newbury Weekly News Raymie Nightingale is a tale filled with such wisdom and beauty that I found myself stopping to re-read sentences, marvelling at how Kate DiCamillo manages to get so many profound ideas across in such seemingly simple sentences. The Belfast Telegraph A remarkable new novel IBW Children's Book Guide, The Bookseller A strangely lyrical tale, set in 1975, when 10 year old Raymie's father has just run away from home with a dental hygienist. She decides to impress him by winning a baton-twirling contest. The Daily Telegraph ...this sweet and rather mystical tale creeps up and envelopes you. It is totally charming... A classic in the making. School Library Association The nice short chapters are the first thing that will make this touching book appear less daunting to struggling readers, and once kids get stuck in, it's a real page-turner about love and loss. The Independent My standout novel of the year for age 8+ [...] a tale filled with such wisdom and also beautifully crafted that I found myself stopping to re-read sentences. [...] A deeply affecting tale of adventure, friendship and baton twirling. Irish Independent