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The Private Thoughts of Amelia E Rye

(2010)
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'All a person needs in life is one true friend.'

So says Grandpa Thomas, the only member of Amelia's family who cares about her one bit. That true friend finally arrives when Fancy Nelson, the first Negro kid Amelia has ever seen in person, walks into her fourth grade classroom. As Fancy's special sort of magic rubs off on Amelia, she slowly comes to understand her trainwreck family and her place in it - and Fancy discovers a surprising secret about her own past.


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"I loved this book. I couldn't put it down, it was heartwarming and filled with the clarity of innocence." - Sara Gruen


Used availability for Bonnie Shimko's The Private Thoughts of Amelia E Rye

Hardback Editions

April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Private Thoughts of Amelia E. Rye
Author(s): Bonnie Shimko
ISBN: 0-374-36131-2 / 978-0-374-36131-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Private Thoughts of Amelia E. Rye
Author(s): Bonnie Shimko
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU