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The Dollar Kids

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
When a family buys a house in a struggling town for just one dollar, they're hoping to start over - but have they traded one set of problems for another?

Twelve-year-old Lowen Grover is still reeling from the shooting death of his best friend, Abe, when he stumbles across an article about a small town giving away homes for just one dollar. It seems like the perfect escape from Flintlock and all of the awful memories associated with the city - and to his surprise, his mum, dad, and older brother are all onboard. Only his sister, Anneth, is reluctant to leave her friends and the familiarity (and amenities!) of Flintlock, but with the rest of the family anxious to do what's best for grief-stricken Lowen, her protests fall on deaf ears.

But is the Dollar Program too good to be true? The homes are in much worse shape than it appeared from the pictures, and the locals aren't exactly welcoming. Some of them even seem to resent the so-called Dollar Families. Will Millville and the dollar house be the answer to the Grovers' troubles?

From the author of Small as an Elephant and Paper Things comes a heart-tugging novel about guilt and grief, family and friendship, and, above all, community.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Jennifer Richard Jacobson's The Dollar Kids

Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dollar Kids
Author(s): Jennifer Richard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-7636-9474-6 / 978-0-7636-9474-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dollar Kids
Author(s): Jennifer Richard Jacobson
ISBN: 1-5362-1311-X / 978-1-5362-1311-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dollar Kids
Author(s): Jennifer Richard Jacobson
ISBN: 1-5436-8722-9 / 978-1-5436-8722-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dollar Kids
Author(s): Jennifer Richard Jacobson
ISBN: 1-5436-8724-5 / 978-1-5436-8724-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dollar Kids, The
Author(s): Jennifer Richard Jacobson
ISBN: 1-5436-8723-7 / 978-1-5436-8723-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dollar Kids
Author(s): Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Ryan Andrews - cover illustrator
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Dollar Kids
Author(s): Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Ryan Andrews - cover illustrator
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dollar Kids
Author(s): Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Ryan Andrews - cover illustrator
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Dollar Kids
Author(s): Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Ryan Andrews - cover illustrator
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dollar Kids
Author(s): Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU