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The Resource The Science of Breakable Things

The Science of Breakable Things

Label
The Science of Breakable Things
Title
The Science of Breakable Things
Statement of responsibility
Tae Keller
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do you grow a miracle? For the record, this is not the question Mr. Neely is looking for when he says everyone in class must answer an important question using the scientific method. But Natalie's botanist mother is suffering from depression, so this is The Question that's important to Natalie. When Mr. Neely suggests that she enter an egg drop competition, Natalie has hope.Eggs are breakable. Hope is not. Natalie has a secret plan for the prize money. She's going to fly her mother to see the Cobalt Blue Orchids--flowers that survive against impossible odds. The magical flowers are sure to inspire her mother to love life again. Because when parents are breakable, it's up to kids to save them, right?An extraordinary debut about the coming-of-age moment when kids realize that parents are people, too, and that talking about problems is like taking a plant out of a dark cupboard and giving it light. Think THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH meets THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH."A compassionate glimpse of mental illness accessible to a broad audience." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW"Keller crafts a winning story full of heart and action." --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
Summary
Middle schooler Natalie's year-long assignment to answer a question using the scientific process leads to truths about her mother's depression and her own cultural identity
Theme
Tone
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Character
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10624137
Cataloging source
DLC
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Keller, Tae
Index
no index present
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840
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Children's Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Science of Breakable Things
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_473225
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524715687
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Science of Breakable Things
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_473225
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524715687
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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