book cover of Things Seen from Above

Things Seen from Above

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
A shift in perspective can change everything.

This brilliant new novel from the author of The Seventh Most Important Thing celebrates kids who see the world a little differently.


April is looking for an escape from the sixth-grade lunch hour, which has become a social-scene nightmare, so she signs up to be a "buddy bench monitor" for the fourth graders' recess.

Joey Byrd is a boy on the fringes, who wanders the playground alone, dragging his foot through the dirt. But over time, April realizes that Joey isn't just making random circles. When you look at his designs from above, a story emerges... Joey's "bird's eye" drawings reveal what he observes and thinks about every day.

Told in alternating viewpoints--April's in text and Joey's mostly in art--the story gives the "whole picture" of what happens as these two outsiders find their rightful places.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Hardback Editions

February 2020 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Things Seen from Above
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 1-5247-1739-8 / 978-1-5247-1739-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2020 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: Things Seen from Above
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 1-5247-1740-1 / 978-1-5247-1740-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

February 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Things Seen from Above
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU