Julia Gillian (and the Dream of the Dog)

Julia Gillian (and the Dream of the Dog)

Book - 2010
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Sixth grade is proving to be less than dreamy for Julia Gillian. Her new homeroom teacher is serious about schoolwork and has the class "controlling for variables". Julia Gillian has been paired for the reading extravaganza with Steely third grader Fergus Cannon, whose distaste for reading rivals her own. Worst of all, her beloved dog, Bigfoot, is getting old. Soon Julia Gillian will learn that no matter how hard she tries to control for variables and keep her lifelong companion safe, she will still have to face the inevitable. Fortunately, her bounty of steadfast friends and family help her see through the toughest time of her life. Like Beverly Clearly, Alison McGhee writes with incisiveness, quirky humour, and a profound understanding of kids. Drazen Kojan's charming illustrations help capture all the warmth and wit of her lovable characters and the colourful world they inhabit.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, ©2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780545033510
0545033519
Branch Call Number: F MCG J
Characteristics: 327 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kozjan, Drazen

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zabdu
Jun 15, 2012

GREAT BOOK AND SERIES!!! READ THE FIRST BOOK SO QUICK!

BPLNextBestKids Jan 03, 2012

What a tear-jerker of a book. It starts out with Julia and her friends being in Grade 6. The concerns about their relationships with each other, their teacher, and the grades 7's and 8's are covered well. Then Reading Buddies with the grade 3's start. Julia's reading buddy hates everything - mainly reading. Then Julia's elderly St. Bernard dies. But Julie is finally able to face all the tough times and come out stronger because of it. Reviewed by volunteer LC.

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UnbreakableValour
Jul 19, 2011

the copy i borrowed had this title on the cover, but the actual book was Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing)

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