Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff

By Lisa Graff

From the writer of the nationwide booklet Award nominee A Tangle of Knots comes an inspiring novel approximately realizing who you're and doing what you love.

Albie hasn't ever been the neatest child in his type. He hasn't ever been the tallest. Or the simplest at fitness center. Or the best artist. Or the main musical. actually, Albie has a protracted checklist of the issues he's now not excellent at. yet then Albie will get a brand new babysitter, Calista, who is helping him work out the entire issues he's solid at and the way he can show pride in himself.

A excellent spouse to Lisa Graff's nationwide publication Award-nominated A Tangle of Knots, this novel explores an analogous topic in a practical modern global the place young ones will simply have the ability to relate their very own struggles to Albie's. nice for enthusiasts of Rebecca Stead's Liar and undercover agent, RJ Palacio's ask yourself and Cynthia Lord's ideas.

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Q biographies on a table for us planets read? to look over. There were books on people named Ernest Just and Percy Lavon and Carl Linnaeus and a couple others no one had ever heard of. and so were a few about Einstein. A . Co m e t b o o k s ! Everybody reached for the Einsteins. He was obviously the only Kit Kat in a pillowcaseful of Tootsie Rolls. Somehow (it might have involved elbowing* Marvin Shoemaker aside) I managed not only to snag a book with Einstein’s picture on the cover but also to get the last comfy chair!

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Turns out when you have a really old codger with you, people smile at you and are actually happy to give you cuts. It was just starting to get dusky. Jack and Abuelo and I were sitting on a log, watching the elk mill around. I kept stealing peeks at Abuelo in the fading light. He wasn’t talking anymore, and his eyes were drooping closed now and then. What was going on in that combed head of his? Was this quiet thing an act? Was he really a secretagent scientist? Do you think it’s going to rain at EcoWeek too?

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