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The Unforgotten Coat
by Cottrell Boyce, Frank (Author), Boyce, Frank Cottrell (Author)
When two Mongolian brothers inexplicably appear one morning in her sixth grade class, Julie, who lives in a town near Liverpool named Bootle, becomes their new friend and Good Guide, navigating them through soccer, school uniforms, and British slang.
Age Range: From 9 to 12
Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA), September 2011
Publisher Marketing: From the best-selling author of COSMIC and MILLIONS comes an evocative immigration tale about two brothers trying to survive-- a daring story that miraculously defies belief.
When two Mongolian brothers inexplicably appear one morning in Julie's Year Six class, no one, least of all Julie, knows what to make of them. But then Chingis, the older of the two, proclaims that Julie is to be their Good Guide a nomadic tradition that makes her responsible for welcoming the brothers to their new home. Now Julie must somehow navigate them through soccer, school uniforms, and British slang, all while trying to win Shocky's attention and an invitation to her friend Mimi's house. Often laugh-out-loud funny, this moving and simply told novella tugs at the heart -- a unique story of immigration both fierce in its telling and magical in its characters.
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