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Tangerine

(1997)
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A legally blind seventh-grader with clearer vision than most wins acceptance in a new Florida school as his football-hero older brother self-destructs in this absorbing, multi-stranded debut. Paul's thick lenses don't keep him from being a first-rate soccer goalie, but they do make him, willy-nilly, a "handicapped" student and thus, according to his new coach, ineligible to play. After a giant sinkhole swallows much of the ramshackle school, Paul is able to transfer to another school where, with some parental collusion, he can keep his legal status a secret. It turns out to be a rough place, where "minorities are in the majority," but Paul fits himself in, playing on the superb soccer team (as a substitute for one of the female stars of the group) and pitching in when a freeze threatens the citrus groves. Bloor fills in the setting with authority and broad irony: In Tangerine County, Florida, groves are being replaced by poorly designed housing developments through which drift clouds of mosquitoes and smoke from unquenchable "muck fires." Football is so big that not even the death of a player struck by lightning during practice gets in the way of NFL dreams: no one, including Paul's parents, see how vicious and amoral his brother, Erik, is off the field. Smart, adaptable, and anchored by a strong sense of self-worth, Paul makes a memorable protagonist in a cast of vividly drawn characters; multiple yet taut plotlines lead to a series of gripping climaxes and revelations. Readers are going to want more from this author.

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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 1-4352-3323-9 / 978-1-4352-3323-2 (USA edition)
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April 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-15-201246-X / 978-0-15-201246-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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September 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-7569-6678-7 / 978-0-7569-6678-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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August 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Tangerine (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 1-4177-5356-0 / 978-1-4177-5356-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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May 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-613-36080-X / 978-0-613-36080-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
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October 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-613-11149-4 / 978-0-613-11149-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources
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September 1998 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-606-13837-4 / 978-0-606-13837-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-15-205780-3 / 978-0-15-205780-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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June 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-606-21480-1 / 978-1-4025-0778-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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June 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-439-28603-4 / 978-0-439-28603-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Signature
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September 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-590-43277-X / 978-0-590-43277-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Apple
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1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 0-590-66092-6 / 978-0-590-66092-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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July 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
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July 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
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July 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 1987 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
ISBN: 1-4025-0778-X / 978-1-4025-0778-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tangerine (Read 180 Xtra (Stage B))
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ISBN: 0-439-92069-8 / 978-0-439-92069-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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1997 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tangerine(unabridged) (UNABRIDGED, UNABRIDGED)
Author(s): EDWARD BLOOR
ISBN: 1-4025-1967-2 / 978-1-4025-1967-3 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

September 2006 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tangerine
Author(s): Edward Bloor
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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