In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle-grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family.

Willow Chance is a 12-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn't kept her from leading a quietly happy life...until now.

Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

"Holly Goldberg Sloan writes about belonging in a way I've never quite seen in any other book. This is a gorgeous, funny, and heartwarming novel that I'll never forget." (John Corey Whaley, author of Where Things Come Back)

"Willow Chance subtly drew me into her head and her life, so much so that I was holding my breath for her by the end. Holly Goldberg Sloan has created distinct characters who will stay with you long after you finish the book." (Sharon Creech, Newbery Award-winning author of Walk Two Moons)

Genre: Children's Fiction

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September 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Counting by 7's
Author(s): Holly Goldberg Sloan
ISBN: 1-62765-616-2 / 978-1-62765-616-0 (USA edition)
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September 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Counting By 7s (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
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ISBN: 0-606-36583-4 / 978-0-606-36583-3 (USA edition)
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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Counting by 7s
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ISBN: 1-84812-416-3 / 978-1-84812-416-5 (UK edition)
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August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Counting by 7s
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Counting by 7s
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Title: Counting by 7s
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ISBN: 1-84812-382-5 / 978-1-84812-382-3 (UK edition)
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January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Counting by 7s
Author(s): Holly Goldberg Sloan
ISBN: 1-5247-7496-0 / 978-1-5247-7496-7 (USA edition)
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April 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Counting by 7s
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ISBN: 1-4862-8630-5 / 978-1-4862-8630-0 (Australia edition)
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April 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Counting by 7s
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March 2015 : UK Audio edition
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Counting by 7s
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August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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