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The Seventh Most Important Thing

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
One Kid. One Crime. One Chance to Make Things Right.

It was a bitterly cold day when Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. But none of that matters to the judge - he is ready to send Arthur to juvie for the foreseeable future. Amazingly, it's the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service...working for him.

Arthur is given a rickety shopping cart and a list of the Seven Most Important Things: glass bottles, foil, cardboard, pieces of wood, lightbulbs, coffee cans, and mirrors. He can't believe it - is he really supposed to rummage through people's trash? But it isn't long before Arthur realizes there's more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the "trash" he's collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine....

Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton, award-winning author Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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October 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Seventh Most Important Thing
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 0-606-39346-3 / 978-0-606-39346-1 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Seventh Most Important Thing
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Title: The Seventh Most Important Thing
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Seventh Most Important Thing
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Seventh Most Important Thing
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ISBN: 1-5012-5691-2 / 978-1-5012-5691-2 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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ISBN: 1-5012-5692-0 / 978-1-5012-5692-9 (USA edition)
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October 2015 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Seventh Most Important Thing
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 1-5113-3473-8 / 978-1-5113-3473-0 (USA edition)
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October 2015 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Seventh Most Important Thing
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ISBN: 1-5113-3474-6 / 978-1-5113-3474-7 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Seventh Most Important Thing
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ISBN: 1-5012-5688-2 / 978-1-5012-5688-2 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Seventh Most Important Thing
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ISBN: 1-5012-5690-4 / 978-1-5012-5690-5 (USA edition)
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Title: The Seventh Most Important Thing
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September 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Seventh Most Important Thing
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