When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because "not a lot of people want boys-not foster boys that ain't babies." But Lonnie hasn't given up. His foster mother, Miss Edna, is growing on him. She's already raised two sons and she seems to know what makes them tick. And his teacher, Ms. Marcus, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper.

Told entirely through Lonnie's poetry, we see his heartbreak over his lost family, his thoughtful perspective on the world around him, and most of all his love for Lili and his determination to one day put at least half of their family back together. Jacqueline Woodson's poignant story of love, loss, and hope is lyrically written and enormously accessible.



Praise for this book

"An absolute joy. Heart-warming and very moving." - Malorie Blackman


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Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 1-60686-656-7 / 978-1-60686-656-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Locomotion
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January 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Locomotion
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December 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Locomotion
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ISBN: 1-4176-4275-0 / 978-1-4176-4275-5 (USA edition)
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September 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Locomotion
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ISBN: 0-606-32475-5 / 978-0-606-32475-5 (USA edition)
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Locomotion (New Windmills KS3)
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 0-435-13090-0 / 978-0-435-13090-9 (UK edition)
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January 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 0-399-23115-3 / 978-0-399-23115-5 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 0-14-241552-9 / 978-0-14-241552-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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December 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 1-4284-0406-6 / 978-1-4284-0406-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Celebration Press (NJ)
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December 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 0-14-240149-8 / 978-0-439-63615-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Speak
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March 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Locomotion (Puffin Teenage Fiction S.)
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 0-14-131608-X / 978-0-14-131608-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 1-5318-8063-0 / 978-1-5318-8063-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 1-4558-4243-5 / 978-1-4558-4243-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 1-4558-4244-3 / 978-1-4558-4244-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 1-4558-4245-1 / 978-1-4558-4245-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 1-4558-4246-X / 978-1-4558-4246-9 (USA edition)
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February 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Locomotion
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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 1-4025-6582-8 / 978-1-4025-6582-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 1-4025-3949-5 / 978-1-4025-3949-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Locomotion
Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Puffin Books
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