Authors: Sharon Creech
“That's what you call it? That's where I'm headed.”
“But nobody lives up there, nobody except theâ” I looked at Lizzie. She looked at me. “Nobody except the dim Dimmens clan.”
Lizzie batted at me with her hand. “Shh.”
Finn looked right in my eyes, calm as could be, and said, “That's where I'm staying, up at the dim Dimmenses' place.” With that, he continued on his way with only the slightest limp.
“Look what you've gone and done, Naomi.”
“What? What'd I do?”
“You called them the âdim' Dimmenses. That's so rude.”
“That's what everybody calls them. That's what
“But not to theirâtheirâhouseguest.”
“âHouseguest'? Since when did you start calling company âhouseguests'?”
“Oh, Naomi. That poor, injured boy. That poor, poor Finn boy.”
is the author of the Newbery Medal winner
WALK TWO MOONS
and the Newbery Honor Book
. Her other work includes the novels
THE UNFINISHED ANGEL, HATE THAT CAT, THE CASTLE CORONA, REPLAY, HEARTBEAT, GRANNY TORRELLI MAKES SOUP, RUBY HOLLER, LOVE THAT DOG, BLOOMABILITY, ABSOLUTELY NORMAL CHAOS, CHASING REDBIRD
PLEASING THE GHOST
, as well as three picture books:
A FINE, FINE SCHOOL; FISHING IN THE AIR
WHO'S THAT BABY
? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York. You can visit her online at www.sharoncreech.com.
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Walk Two Moons
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Pleasing the Ghost
Fishing in the Air
Love That Dog
A Fine, Fine School
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Who's That Baby?
The Castle Corona
Hate That Cat
The Unfinished Angel
Cover art Â© 2012 by Zdenko Basic
Map illustration by Marc Burckhardt
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”
From BUCK PRIVATES
Words and Music by Don Raye and Hughie Prince
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Copyright Â© 1997 by Sharon Creech
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Chasing Redbird / by Sharon Creech.
p.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â cm.
“Joanna Cotler books.”
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Zinnia Taylor uncovers family secrets and self truths while clearing a mysterious settler trail that begins on her family's farm in Kentucky.
EPub Edition Â© APRIL 2012 ISBN 9780061961311
[1. AuntsâFiction. 2. UnclesâFiction. 3. DeathâFiction. 4. GriefâFiction. 5. Family lifeâFiction. 6. GuiltâFiction.] I. Title.
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Revised edition, 2012
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