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Contributor(s): Bloor, Edward (Author), De Vito, Danny (Introduction by)

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ISBN: 0152057803     ISBN-13: 9780152057800
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2006


Paul Fisher's older brother is a high school football star, but to Paul he's no hero. Paul's own game is soccer, which he plays even though he has to wear thick glasses because of a mysterious eye injury. When the Fishers move to Tangerine, Florida, Paul tries to make sense of things. But it's not easy. In Tangerine, underground fires burn for years and lightning strikes the same practice field every day. Strange things happen here all the time -- but nothing is stranger than the secrets Paul discovers about his brother, his new group of friends, and his own dangerous past.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Disabilities & Special Needs
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Siblings
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation - Soccer
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 96-34182
Age Level: 10-12
Grade Level: 5-7
Lexile Measure: 680(Not Available)
Guided Reading: U (Grade 5)
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 4.9" W x 7.5" (0.50 lbs) 320 pages
- Geographic Orientation - Florida
- Topical - Physically Challenged
- Sex & Gender - Boy's Interest
- Topical - Boy's Interest
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 21573
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 13.0
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Publisher Description:
Though legally blind, Paul Fisher can see what others cannot. He can see that his parents' constant praise of his brother, Erik, the football star, is to cover up something that is terribly" "wrong. But no one listens to Paul--until his family moves to Tangerine. In this Florida town, weird is normal: Lightning strikes at the same time every day, a sinkhole swallows a local school, and Paul the geek finds himself adopted into the toughest group around: the soccer team at his middle school. Maybe this new start in Tangerine will help Paul finally see the truth about his past--and will give him the courage to face up to his terrifying older brother. "Includes a reader's guide and an afterword by the author.

Contributor Bio(s): Bloor, Edward: -

Edward Bloor is the author many acclaimed novels, including Tangerine, Crusader, and Story Time. A former high school teacher, he lives near Orlando, Florida.

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