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The absolute value of Mike

Erskine, Kathryn.

New York : Philomel Books, c2011.

247 p. ; 22 cm.

Mike, a fourteen-year-old boy with a math learning disability, is sent to rural Pennsylvania for the summer to work on an engineering project, and while his plans to impress his mathematician father fall flat when Mike discovers the project has nothing to do with engineering, he learns much more valuable lessons while working with his eccentric, elderly aunt, a homeless man, and a punk rock girl as part of a town-wide effort to adopt a Romanian orphan.

Reading Level: 5.5

Due 08/30/19

Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

All copies at Paideia School are out and the next copy is due back 08/30/19

ISBN:

0399255052

LC Call No:

PZ7.E7388 Ab 2011

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Erskine, Kathryn.

Title:

The absolute value of Mike / Kathryn Erskine.

Publisher:

New York : Philomel Books, c2011.

Physical:

247 p. ; 22 cm.

Citation/Refs:

Publisher's Weekly, April 2011

Citation/Refs:

New York Times, June 2011

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book, July 2011

Citation/Refs:

Kirkus Review, May 2011

Summary:

Mike, a fourteen-year-old boy with a math learning disability, is sent to rural Pennsylvania for the summer to work on an engineering project, and while his plans to impress his mathematician father fall flat when Mike discovers the project has nothing to do with engineering, he learns much more valuable lessons while working with his eccentric, elderly aunt, a homeless man, and a punk rock girl as part of a town-wide effort to adopt a Romanian orphan.

Target Audience:

5.5.

Target Audience:

5-8 Follett Library Resources.

Subject:

Father-son relationship--Fiction.

Subject:

Self-acceptance--Fiction.

Subject:

Individuality--Fiction.

Subject:

Eccentrics and eccentricities--Fiction.

Subject:

Business enterprises--Fiction.

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