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Rebecca Stead - Author

About the Author

Rebecca Stead grew up in New York City where she lives today with her husband and two sons. Rebecca used to be a lawyer and wrote books for adults before turning to younger fiction. Her second book for children, When You Reach Me, won the Newbery Medal 2010, and her follow-up, Liar and Spy, was the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. She now combines her writing with work as a literary agent

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Goodbye Stranger

Goodbye Stranger

Author: Rebecca Stead Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2015

This brilliant, New York Times bestselling novel from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship.Long ago, best friends Bridge, Emily, and Tab made a pact: no fighting. But it's the start of seventh grade, and everything is changing. Emily's new curves are attracting attention, and Tab is suddenly a member of the Human Rights Club. And then there's Bridge. She's started wearing cat ears and is the only one who's still tempted to draw funny cartoons on her homework. It's also the beginning of seventh grade for Sherm Russo. He wonders: what does it mean to fall for a girlas a friend? By the time Valentine's Day approaches, the girls have begun to question the bondsand the limitsof friendship. Can they grow up without growing apart? ';Sensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love.' The New York Times A Boston GlobeHorn Book Honor Book for Fiction Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, NPR, and more!

First Light

First Light

Author: Rebecca Stead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Peter can't wait to join his parents on an expedition to the ice caps of Greenland to study global warming. But while he's there, he begins to suspect there might be another reason for this trip other than scientific research. And in another world, there is Thea, who lives with her family under the ice, and is desperate to see what's above it. When Thea and Peter meet, two worlds will collide, and a host of secrets will be released.

Guys Read: Plan B

Guys Read: Plan B

Author: Rebecca Stead Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2013

Nathan has been locked in his room ever since it started growing back. Theyre going to come for him soon, so hes got precious little time to tell us what is happening. A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Liar and Spy

Liar and Spy

Author: Rebecca Stead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2013

When Georges moves into a new apartment block he meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Soon Georges has become his spy recruit. His first assignment? To track the mysterious Mr X, who lives in the flat upstairs. But as Safer becomes more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: what is a game and what is a lie? How far is too far to go for your only friend? Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. 'A joy to read' Independent 'Rebecca Stead makes writing this well look easy' Philip Ardagh, Guardian 'Exactly what I would have wanted to read in my early teens. It feels sophisticated and clever and knowing without being too grown-up and dark' Viv Groskop, Observer When You Reach Me was a New York Times bestseller, won the Newbery Medal and was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.

Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy

Author: Rebecca Stead Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2012

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. The first day Georges (the S is silent) moves into a new Brooklyn apartment, he sees a sign taped to a door in the basement: SPY CLUB MEETING—TODAY!  That's how he meets his twelve-year-old neigh­bor Safer. He and Georges quickly become allies—and fellow spies. Their assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer's requests become more and more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend?  ';Will touch the hearts of kids and adults alike.' —NPR Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's FictionNamed a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more!

When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me

Author: Rebecca Stead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Miranda's life is starting to unravel. Her best friend, Sal, gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The key that Miranda's mum keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives: 'I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own. I ask two favours. First, you must write me a letter.' The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realises that whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she's too late.

When You Reach Me/First Light

When You Reach Me/First Light

Author: Rebecca Stead Format: eBook Release Date: 25/12/2010

For the first time, Newbery Medalwinning Rebecca Stead's two brilliant books are available together in an eBook-only omnibus.In the award-winning When You Reach Me, readers uncover an astonishing New York City puzzle with Miranda. Someone is sending her anonymous notes, and each one reveals more about a mystery that changes her life forever.Stead's debut novel, First Light, is a dazzling tale of science, secrets, and adventure at the top of the world. While on a research expedition with his family, Peter discovers a hidden world beneath the arctic ice of Greenland, and meets Thea, a bold explorer.

First Light

First Light

Author: Rebecca Stead Format: eBook Release Date: 26/01/2010

PETER IS THRILLED to leave New York City to accompany his parents on an expedition to Greenland to study global warming. There he has visions of things that should be too far away for him to see.Generations ago, the people of Thea's community were hunted for possessing unusual abilities, so they fled beneath the ice. Thea needs help that only Peter can give. Their meeting reveals secrets of both their pasts, and changes the future for them both forever.From the Trade Paperback edition.

When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me

Author: Rebecca Stead Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2009

"e;Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'"e;The Washington PostThis Newbery Medal winner that has been called "e;smart and mesmerizing,"e; (The New York Times) and "e;superb"e; (The Wall Street Journal) will appeal to readers of all types, especially those who are looking for a thought-provoking mystery with a mind-blowing twist.Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn't know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a lettera true story, and that she can't share her mission with anyone.It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problembecause the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it. Winner of the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award for Fiction A New York Times Bestseller and Notable BookFive Starred ReviewsA Junior Library Guild Selection"e;Absorbing."e; People"e;Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward."e; The Wall Street Journal"e;Lovely and almost impossibly clever."e; The Philadelphia Inquirer"e;It's easy to imagine readers studying Miranda's story as many times as she's read L'Engle's, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises."e; Publishers Weekly, Starred review

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