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The Best Bad Thing



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About The Book

Twelve-year-old Rinko is looking forward to her summer vacation. But when her mother asks her to spend a month helping Mrs. Hata, a widowed friend, Rinko is sure her summer will be ruined. Everyone has told Rinko Mrs. Hata is crazy, and a series of unpleasant incidents don't help Rinko's outlook. But by summer's end, Rinko comes to understand that people are not always what they seem, and what appears to be a "bad thing" can sometimes be something very good!

About The Author

Yoshiko Uchida was an award-winning Japanese American writer

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (October 31, 1993)
  • Length: 132 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689717451
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Ages: 10 - 14
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ T These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies

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