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Worth (2004, original release: 2004)


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Kids' FictionJ/FICTION/LAFAYE,AAvailable
Kids' FictionJ/FICTION/LAFAYE,AAvailable
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2004] ©2004
Edition:  [Various editions]
Description:  144 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 0689857306 (hardcover), 1416916245 (pbk.), 9781416916246 (pbk.),
Language:  English

Winner of the 2005 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical fiction

Also published: New York, N.Y. : Aladdin Paperbacks, c2006 (144 p.)

After breaking his leg, eleven-year-old Nate feels useless because he cannot work on the family farm in nineteenth-century Nebraska, so when his father brings home an orphan boy to help with the chores, Nate feels even worse



Lightning in the grass -- Clearing the fog -- Boy is worth -- dunce goes to school -- Fences inside and out -- Done with the world -- Evil in dark truth -- Weight of guilt -- Inviting in and letting go -- Flower with slices for petals -- Cutting fences, building ties -- War and myths -- Words through the walls -- Running and blood -- Death and doorways -- Tears that bind -- Cattle and changes -- What we learn -- Fence cutting

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