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Description - King Of The Pygmies by Jonathon Scott Fuqua

"This treatment of mental illness from the viewpoint of someone experiencing it is also a compellingly, fluidly written study of an individual." -- BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

When fifteen-year-old Penn starts to hear voices, he is terrified. He can hear his parents' unspoken gripes, his retarded brother's anxieties, and his neighbor's desperation. His mother wants him to get treated for schizophrenia, but his similarly gifted uncle tells him that hearing others' thoughts doesn't make him sick; it makes him special. This compelling novel of a young man's struggle to come to terms with his disability is a tale of courage, determination, and hope.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780763634124
ISBN-10: 0763634123
Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jonathon Scott Fuqua

JONATHON SCOTT FUQUA is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including DARBY, a Book Sense 76 Top Ten Pick and an International Reading Association Notable Children's Book. His debut novel, THE REAPPEARANCE OF SAM WEBBER, won an American Library Association Alex Award and was a SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year. The BOSTON GLOBE described Jonathon Scott Fuqua's most recent novel, THE WILLOUGHBY SPIT WONDER, as "the kind of novel . . . that comes along only once in a blue moon."

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