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Skipping School by Jessie Haas

Skipping School


Skipping School by Jessie Haas

Named to the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Master List: A fifteen-year-old copes with a parent's imminent death by nurturing two orphaned kittens in the New England countrysidePhilip Johnson has recently moved with his mother and terminally ill father from his beloved midwestern farm to a New England suburb. He works part time at the local clinic, where he helps the vet put down sick or abandoned animals. What he really wants is to save them, the way he did the endangered greyhound he found a home for with his friend Kris.When a litter of discarded kittens are scheduled to be euthanized, he rescues themonly this time, there's no one to take them in. Hiding the kittens from his family, Philip brings them to an abandoned cottage in the woods. He starts cutting classes to care for them, determined to keep them alive as winter approaches.A novel about a kid who feels alienated from his family, his new community, and most of all, himself, Skipping School is about finding hope and never giving up, even in the face of insurmountable odds.

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Publication date

2nd September 2014


Jessie Haas

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