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The Girl Who Threw Butterflies

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies

Paperback

$6.99
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies

About the Book

For an eighth grader, Molly Williams has more than her fair share of problems. Her father has just died in a car accident, and her mother has become a withdrawn, quiet version of herself.

Molly doesn’t want to be seen as “Miss Difficulty Overcome”; she wants to make herself known to the kids at school for something other than her father’s death. So she decides to join the baseball team. The boys’ baseball team. Her father taught her how to throw a knuckleball, and Molly hopes it’s enough to impress her coaches as well as her new teammates.

Over the course of one baseball season, Molly must figure out how to redefine her relationships to things she loves, loved, and might love: her mother; her brilliant best friend, Celia; her father; her enigmatic and artistic teammate, Lonnie; and of course, baseball.

Mick Cochrane is a professor of English and the Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

Product Details

On sale: February 9, 2010
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 3-7
Page count: 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780375846106

Author Bio

Mick Cochrane is the author of two adult novels, Flesh Wounds and Sport. He is a professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

Praise

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2009:
“Impeccable syntax lends authenticity to the rocky road that is middle school, baseball practices and games, and to Molly’s relationships with her peers and with her mother. Lovely and memorable.”