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Lisa Graff Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by In Lost in the Sun, a companion to Umbrella Summer, Lisa Graff explores the consequences of one boy’s death on the other boy who inadvertently caused it. How do you […]

Review of Lost in the Sun

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff Intermediate, Middle School   Philomel   298 pp. 5/15   978-0-399-16406-4   $16.99   g “I didn’t do it on purpose, obviously,” says twelve-year-old Trent Zimmerman. “Kill Jared Richards, I mean…But accident or not, Jared Richards died, and I was the reason, so what was the difference? Either way, I killed him.” Trent […]

Review of Umbrella Summer

Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff Intermediate     Geringer/HarperCollins     236 pp. 6/09     978-0-06-143187-6     $15.99 Library ed. 978-0-06-143188-3     $16.89 With the same deftness she demonstrated in The Thing About Georgie (rev. 3/07), Graff immediately engages the reader with the main character. Here’s Annie Richards, about to ride her bike to the local drug store. […]