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REVIEW ä Sweeping Up the Heart ☆ From two time Newbery Honor and New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes this timeless novel about loss loneliness and friendship tells the story of the spring break that changes seventh grader Amelia Albright’s life forever For fans of Kate DiCamillo Rebecca Stead and Pam Muñoz RyanAmelia Albright dreams Ssor has decided Florida is too much adventure Now Amelia is stuck at home with him and her babysitter the beloved Mrs O’Brien The week ahead promises to be boring until Amelia meets Casey at her local art studio Amelia has never been friends with a boy before and the experience is both fraught and thrilling When Casey claims to see the spirit of Amelia’s mother who died ten years before the pair embark on an altogether different journe. Kevin Henkes is a Wisconsin treasure The word I most often want to use in describing his books is “gentle” and this one fits perfectly I didn’t understand why he set this story in 1999 as opposed to any other year and Amelia read much younger than seventh grade to me but this would still be a wonderful recommendation for those dealing with the loss of a parentsingle parenthood

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Y in their attempt to find herWith crisp lyrical literary writing and moments of humor and truth award winning author Kevin Henkes deftly captures how it feels to be almost thirteen and lonely With themes of family death grief creativity and loyalty Sweeping Up the Heart has all the hallmarks of a classic Kevin Henkes novel A timeless novel for readers of Kate DiCamillo Rebecca Stead Lauren Wolk Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and Pam Muñoz Ryan. I don't know how Kevin Henkes does it Maybe it is his heart You can see it in every thing he creates Another masterpiece

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Sweeping Up the HeartFrom two time Newbery Honor and New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes this timeless novel about loss loneliness and friendship tells the story of the spring break that changes seventh grader Amelia Albright’s life forever For fans of Kate DiCamillo Rebecca Stead and Pam Muñoz RyanAmelia Albright dreams about going to Florida for spring break like everyone else in her class but her father a cranky and conservative English profe. I love Kevin Henkes and this is a uiet slow deeply felt little book I'm having trouble seeing a broad appeal to kids if I'm being honest but the right kid at the right time could get a lot from it