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The Acorn People
Contributor(s): Jones, Ron (Author)

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ISBN: 044022702X     ISBN-13: 9780440227021
Publisher: Laurel Leaf Library
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Binding Type: Mass Market Paperbound - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 1996
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Annotation: Even though he knows the camp is for disabled children, Ron Jones anticipates sunny days of hiking, swimming, and boating as a counselor at Camp Wiggin. But he arrives and realizes how severely disabled the children are, it seems too much to bear. Until he meets his campers--The Acorn People. A group of kids who teach him that, inside, they are are the same as any average kid, and with encouragement, determination, and friendship, nothing is impossible.
"A fantastic and beautiful story."--"Seattle Times
"Uncomfortably moving, yet told in surprisingly unsentimental terms. . . . Succinct and tender, it will haunt the reader long after the brief passages have been read."--"Houston Chronicle
"It will give your innards a bear hug. . . . You will read this book with a lump in your throat."--"Lincoln Journal (Nebraska)
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Disabilities & Special Needs
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Social Topics - Friendship
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Social Topics - Prejudice & Racism
Dewey: 796.091
Age Level: 12-UP
Grade Level: 7-UP
Lexile Measure: 720(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.28" H x 4.2" W x 6.88" (0.12 lbs) 96 pages
Themes:
- Topical - Physically Challenged
- Event - Summer Camp
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 5253
Reading Level: 5.6   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 2.0
 
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Even though he knows the camp is for disabled children, Ron Jones anticipates sunny days of hiking, swimming, and boating as a counselor at Camp Wiggin. But he arrives and realizes how severely disabled the children are, it seems too much to bear. Until he meets his campers--The Acorn People. A group of kids who teach him that, inside, they are are the same as any average kid, and with encouragement, determination, and friendship, nothing is impossible.
"A fantastic and beautiful story."--"Seattle Times"
"Uncomfortably moving, yet told in surprisingly unsentimental terms. . . . Succinct and tender, it will haunt the reader long after the brief passages have been read."--"Houston Chronicle"
"It will give your innards a bear hug. . . . You will read this book with a lump in your throat."--"Lincoln Journal" (Nebraska)
 
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