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Here in the Real World

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of the highly acclaimed New York Times best-selling novel, Pax, comes a gorgeous and moving middle-grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.

Ware can't wait to spend summer "off in his own world" dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called "normal" kids do.

On his first day, Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon, he starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot.

Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer - he doesn't live in the "real world" like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: For them, the lot is a refuge.

But when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware looks to the knights' Code of Chivalry: Thou shalt do battle against unfairness wherever faced with it. Thou shalt be always the champion of the Right and Good - and vows to save the lot.

But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Here in the Real World
Author(s): Sara Pennypacker
ISBN: 0-06-269895-8 / 978-0-06-269895-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Here in the Real World
Author(s): Sara Pennypacker
ISBN: 0-00-837169-5 / 978-0-00-837169-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Here in the Real World
Author(s): Sara Pennypacker
ISBN: 0-06-300132-2 / 978-0-06-300132-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Here in the Real World
Author(s): Sara Pennypacker
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon   


February 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Here in the Real World
Author(s): Sara Pennypacker
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Here in the Real World CD
Author(s): Sara Pennypacker
ISBN: 0-06-296841-6 / 978-0-06-296841-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Here in the Real World
Author(s): Sara Pennypacker
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Here in the Real World
Author(s): Sara Pennypacker
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Here in the Real World
Author(s): Sara Pennypacker
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Here in the Real World
Author(s): Sara Pennypacker
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA