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Getting Near to Baby

(1999)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
After their baby sister dies, Willa Jo and Little Sister's family falls apart. Their mother sinks deep into an unshakable depression, so the two older girls are sent to live with their strict Aunt Patty and her husband. Since Little Sister refuses to talk, Willa Jo has to try and make things right in their new home, but she can't stop missing her mother or the life the four of them had before Baby died. Aunt Patty is trying as hard as she can, but she doesn't really understand what Willa Jo and Little Sister are trying to deal with-until the morning the two girls climb up to the roof of her house, and stay there. Audrey Couloumbis's masterful debut novel brings to mind Karen Hesse, Katherine Paterson, and Betsy Byars's The Summer of the Swans-it is a story you will never forget.

Book Details:

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: 8/27/2001

Pages: 224

Reading Level: Age 10 and Up

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June 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Getting Near to Baby
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September 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Getting Near to Baby (Thorndike Juvenile)
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September 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Getting Near to Baby (Newbery Honor Book)
Author(s): Audrey Couloumbis
ISBN: 0-399-23389-X / 978-0-399-23389-0 (USA edition)
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1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Getting Near to Baby (Scholastic) Edition: first
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April 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Getting Near to Baby (2000 Newbery Honor Book)
Author(s): Audrey Couloumbis
ISBN: 0-698-11892-8 / 978-0-698-11892-8 (USA edition)
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August 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: Getting Near to Baby
Author(s): Audrey Couloumbis
ISBN: 0-606-21210-8 / 978-0-606-21210-6 (USA edition)
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2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Getting Near to Baby
Author(s): Audrey Couloumbis
ISBN: 0-439-37651-3 / 978-0-439-37651-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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September 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Getting Near to Baby
Author(s): Audrey Couloumbis
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September 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Getting Near to Baby
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September 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Getting Near to Baby
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April 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Getting Near to Baby
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April 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Getting Near to Baby
Author(s): Audrey Couloumbis
ISBN: 0-8072-8875-6 / 978-0-8072-8875-7 (USA edition)
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August 2001 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Getting Near to Baby
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