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Pay Attention, Carter Jones

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Bestselling author Gary D. Schmidt tells a coming-of-age story with the light touch of The Wednesday Wars, the heart of Okay for Now, and the unique presence of a wise and witty butler.

Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep - one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken.

In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared.

Sparkling with humor, this insightful and compassionate story will resonate with readers who have confronted secrets of their own.



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Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pay Attention, Carter Jones
Author(s): Gary D Schmidt
ISBN: 0-544-79085-5 / 978-0-544-79085-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Pay Attention, Carter Jones
Author(s): Gary D Schmidt
ISBN: 1-78344-805-9 / 978-1-78344-805-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
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Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pay Attention, Carter Jones
Author(s): Gary D Schmidt
Publisher: Clarion Books
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