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Pay Attention, Carter Jones
Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt
by Gary D. Schmidt


 
First Edition. Signed.
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February 2019 First Editions Club for Young Readers

New York, NY: Clarion Books (February 5, 2019)

Middle Grade. First Edition. Signed.

As new in dust jacket.


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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