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The Resource One for the Murphys

One for the Murphys

Label
One for the Murphys
Title
One for the Murphys
Statement of responsibility
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Fish in a Tree! Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong—until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She's not really a Murphy, but the gifts they've given her have opened up a new future. "Hunt's writing is fearless and One For The Murphys is a story that is at once compassionate, thought-provoking and beautifully told. From the first page, I was drawn into Carley's story. She is a character not to be missed or forgotten." —Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming Winner of the Tassy Walden Award for New Voice in Children's Literature
Summary
Follows the experiences of foster kid Carley, who uses humor and street smarts to cope with her unpredictable life until the loving, bustling Murphy family offers her more stability and a greater sense of belonging than she ever thought possible
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (Minnesota), Division II (Grades 6-8), 2016.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for Middle School, 2015.
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10117764
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mullaly Hunt, Lynda
Index
no index present
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520
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
juvenile
Label
One for the Murphys
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:19049859-fe14-4720-82df-24d590f92d0d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101572122
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
One for the Murphys
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:19049859-fe14-4720-82df-24d590f92d0d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101572122
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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