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Izzy, Willy-Nilly



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About The Book

One moment can change a life forever.
Fifteen-year-old Izzy has it all -- a loving family, terrific friends, a place on the cheerleading squad. But her comfortable world crumbles when a date with a senior ends in a car crash and she loses her right leg.
Suddenly nothing is the same. The simplest tasks become enormous challenges. Her friends don't seem to know how to act around her. Her family is supportive, but they don't really want to deal with how much she's hurting.
Then Rosamunde extends a prickly offer of friendship. Rosamunde definitely isn't the kind of girl Izzy would have been friends with in her old life. But Rosamunde may be the only person who can help Izzy face her new one.

About The Author

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Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey’s Song, the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, and the National Book Award Honor for Homecoming, all part of the beloved Tillerman Cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly, and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 1, 2005)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416903390
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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"A highly satisfying of the notable books of the season."
-- Publishers Weekly

Awards and Honors

  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • Bulletin Blue Ribbon
  • CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies
  • ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults
  • Virginia Young Readers Book Award
  • Emphasis on Reading Book Award (AL)
  • Californa Young Reader Medal
  • ALA Mildred L. Batchelder Award
  • Volunteer State Book Award (TN)
  • Charlotte Award (NY)
  • Missouri Building Block Picture Bk Awd

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