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Sun and Spoon

Sun and Spoon

by Kevin Henkes




A heartbreaking story about learning to cope with loss from the Caldecott Honor winning author of WAITING

When a person is gone, you need something to remember her by. It’s been only two months since Spoon Gilmore’s grandmother died, but already he’s worried that he’ll forget her. He needs something of Gran’s, something that matters, something special. But Spoon’s little sister, Joanie, won’t stop tagging along and pestering him, even when they go to their grandfather’s house. And that’s why Spoon winds up doing what he does . . .

“Exceptionally moving. . . . Readers will savor the understated narrative and its powerful message of affirmation.”—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141300955
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/30/1998
Series: Puffin Novel Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Owen and Waiting; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Penny and Her Marble and for Waiting. His other books include Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.


Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin


University of Wisconsin, Madison

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