Things Seen From Above

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Product Number: 3E1418
Released: Jul 14, 2020
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ISBN: #9781980099413
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A shift in perspective can change everything. This brilliant new novel from the author of The Seventh Most Important Thing celebrates kids who see the world a little differently. April is looking for an escape from the sixth-grade lunch hour, which has become a social-scene nightmare, so she signs up to be a "buddy bench monitor" for the fourth graders' recess. Joey Byrd is a boy on the fringes, who wanders the playground alone, dragging his foot through the dirt. But over time, April realizes that Joey isn't just making random circles. When you look at his designs from above, a story emerges... Joey's "bird's eye" drawings reveal what he observes and thinks about every day. Told in alternating viewpoints--April's in text and Joey's mostly in art--the story gives the "whole picture" of what happens as these two outsiders find their rightful places.

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Professional reviews

"Eevin Hartsough and Christopher Gebauer portray the alternating viewpoints of sixth-grader April and fourth-grader Joey in this uplifting story of nonconformity and friendship. April volunteers to be a Buddy Bench monitor for the fourth-grade recess rather than face social awkwardness in the sixth-grade cafeteria. Joey spends recess alone, walking in circles, dragging his feet, and lying on the ground. April and her co-volunteer, Veena, worry about the strange boy until they discover he is actually creating detailed designs meant to be seen from above. Each narrator provides a sympathetic portrayal that celebrates the diverse characteristics of the kids as they come together: April's empathy and intelligence, Joey's dreamy inward focus, and Veena's timidness as a new Indian immigrant. S.C. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"