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Backwater

Backwater

(1999)
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There are two things you can count on in a book by Joan Bauer. One, it will make you laugh. And two, the girl who is telling the story will be really good at something, but not something you'd expect. In Squashed, Ellie wins the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In. In Rules of the Road, which won the Golden Kite Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction, Jenna Boller is a whiz at selling shoes. In Backwater, Ivy Breedlove resists being good at the family tradition. For many generations the Breedloves have been successful lawyers. Among her loud and argumentative relatives, however, Ivy feels like "a goldfish swimming in a tank stocked with snapping turtles--it's hard to keep a lasting presence." Instead, Ivy is in love with history, especially the family history she is compiling. But a large piece is missing. Many years ago, her father's sister Josephine went away to be a hermit in the mountains, and ever since, the rest of the family has referred to her scornfully as "stuck in the backwater." Ivy, convinced that this "different" aunt holds the secret to her own differentness, sets out in a snowstorm to find Jo, with the help of backslapping, slogan-spouting wilderness guide Mountain Mama. Along the way she meets with a lot more adventure and understanding than she ever anticipated--not to mention snagging an excellent boyfriend. (Ages 12 to 16) --Patty Campbell

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Backwater
Author(s): Joan Bauer
ISBN: 1-4395-1642-1 / 978-1-4395-1642-3 (USA edition)
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June 2005 : USA Library Binding
Title: Backwater
Author(s): Joan Bauer
ISBN: 0-7569-5779-6 / 978-0-7569-5779-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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May 2005 : USA Library Binding
Title: Backwater (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Joan Bauer
ISBN: 1-4176-8743-6 / 978-1-4176-8743-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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October 2000 : USA Turtleback
Title: Backwater
Author(s): Joan Bauer
ISBN: 0-606-20346-X / 978-0-606-20346-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 2000 : USA Library Binding
Title: Backwater
Author(s): Joan Bauer
ISBN: 0-613-29882-9 / 978-0-613-29882-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
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October 2000 : USA Library Binding
Title: Backwater
Author(s): Joan Bauer
ISBN: 0-7569-0134-0 / 978-0-7569-0134-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: Backwater
Author(s): Joan Bauer, S November
ISBN: 0-606-20077-0 / 978-0-606-20077-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
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May 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Backwater (Novel)
Author(s): Joan Bauer
ISBN: 0-399-23141-2 / 978-0-399-23141-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: Backwater
Author(s): Joan Bauer
ISBN: 0-14-240434-9 / 978-0-14-240434-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA
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October 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Backwater
Author(s): Joan Bauer
ISBN: 0-698-11865-0 / 978-0-698-11865-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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Kindle Editions

June 2005 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Backwater
Author(s): Joan Bauer
Publisher: Speak
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