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Available copies

  • 57 of 74 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 13 of 14 copies available at Cass County.

Current holds

3 current holds with 74 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Archie J CON 2018 (Text) 0002205636851 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Archie J CON 2018 (Text) 0002205636869 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Bookmobile J CON 2018 (Text) 0002205636844 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Drexel J CON 2018 (Text) 0002205636943 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Drexel J CON 2018 (Text) 0002205636950 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Garden City J CON 2018 (Text) 0002205636927 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Garden City J CON 2018 (Text) 0002205636935 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville J CON 2018 (Text) 0002205063536 Children's Fiction Checked out 08/03/2020
Cass County Library-Harrisonville J CON 2018 (Text) 0002205636836 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center J CON 2018 (Text) 0002205636893 Children's Fiction Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note:
Award Winner
Summary, etc.:
Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. But those troubles don't compare with grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason's best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family's orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can't understand why Lieutenant Baird won't believe the story Mason has told about that day. Mason's new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, is the funny and philosophical partner who brings out the best in Mason. To escape relentless bullying by other neighborhood kids, the boys create a secret underground haven for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in deeper trouble. He's desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny. But will anyone believe him? Leslie Connor, the acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, has created another warm and beautifully crafted story about self-reliance, redemption, and hope. -- From dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
8-12 years
310L Lexile
Decoding demand: 81 (very high) Semantic demand: 99 (very high) Syntactic demand: 51 (medium) Structure demand: 86 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 2.7 8 193450.
Accelerated Reader 2.7.
Language Note:
In English.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Schneider Family Book Award Winner for Middle School, 2019
Subject: Grief > Juvenile fiction.
Bullying > Juvenile fiction.
Murder > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Learning disabled children > Juvenile fiction.
Death > Juvenile fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Juvenile fiction.
Middle school boys > Juvenile fiction.

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