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Skies like these

by Hilmo, Tess.

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Fiction J Fic Hilmo
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J Fic Hilmo
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF HILMO Tess
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  JF HILMO Tess
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC HILMO
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC HILMO
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv Fic Hil
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  Juv Fic Hil
 
 
Plum Community Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC HIL
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC HIL
 
 
South Park Library Juvenile jF HIL
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  jF HIL
 
 
Summary

In Tess Hilmo's Skies Like These , twelve-year-old Jade's perfect summers have always been spent reading and watching TV reruns, so she's not happy when her parents send her off to Wyoming to her aunt's house. She meets a boy who calls himself Roy Parker--just like the real name of the legendary rebel cowboy Butch Cassidy. Roy's dad's hardware store has closed because a chain store has opened up in town, and Roy thinks it is just like the big cattle barons in Butch's day who put the local ranchers out of business. He wantsJade to be his Sundance Kid and help him pull some stunts worthy of Butch Cassidy. Sabotage the big store? Outsmart the store's owner by doing reconnaissance on his ranch? Jade wants to be a good friend, but she's not so sure about Roy's schemes.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In Hilmo's second middle-grade novel, a 12-year-old city girl spends a month in Wyoming and finds big skies, a boy who idolizes Butch Cassidy, and her own sense of adventure. Backed by a setting that provides both dramatic storms and spectacular scenery (Grand Teton is in the distance), Jade helps her amiable aunt with her dude ranch for dogs and a new stargazing business, but mostly she hangs out with 12-year-old Roy Parker, who is focused on reopening the hardware store his dad was forced to close. These efforts center around trying to sabotage the competition, and Hilmo conveys well the way we can get caught up in our own versions of reality, as Roy slowly figures out that his dad doesn't want to reopen the store and that he is not, in fact, related to Butch Cassidy. Most thought-provoking are Jade and Roy's arguments about doing something illegal for a good cause. But rest assured, if there's a sequel, their future big plans will likely center around climbing Grand Teton rather than robbing banks.--Nolan, Abby Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Hilmo's warm second novel, after With a Name Like Love, 12-year-old Jade Landers is unhappily shipped from Philadelphia to Wellington, Wyo., to spend the summer with her Aunt Elise, who runs the best (and only) "dog ranch" in town. Aunt Elise is quirky, enthusiastic about life in the great outdoors, and (despite her best efforts) a terrible cook; with her help, Jade slowly gets used to her new surroundings. Also helping is 12-year-old Roy Parker, a self-styled cowboy who believes he's related to Butch Cassidy, and who will do anything to help his family now that his father's hardware store has closed after the arrival of a big-box competitor. Jade whips up other schemes in hopes of distracting Roy from getting himself into serious trouble-like, say, trying to rob a bank. Writing with humor and heart, Hilmo gently reminds readers of the benefits of being shaken out of one's routine, especially the sense of perspective gained by traveling to new places and trying new things. Ages 9-12. Agent: Steven Chudney, the Chudney Agency. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Aunts -- Fiction.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Aunts -- Juvenile fiction.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Wyoming -- Fiction.
Wyoming -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 231 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780374369989 (hardback)
0374369984 (hardback)
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