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Birdie's bargain

Paterson, Katherine2021
Birdie has questions for God. For starters, why couldn't God roll history back to September 10, 2001, and fix things-so the next day was an ordinary sunny day and not the devastating lead-in to two wars? Daddy has already been to Iraq twice. Now he's going again, and Birdie is sure he'll die. At the very least, she won't see him again for a year, and everything will not be OK. (Why do grown-ups lie?) To save money, she, Mom, and baby Billy have moved to Gran's, where shy Birdie must attend a new school, and no one but bossy Alicia Marie Suggs welcomes her. Doesn't God remember how hard it was for Birdie to make friends at Bible Camp? Counsellor Ron taught about Judgment there-and the right way to believe. Has Birdie been praying wrong? Why else would God break their bargain? Readers of all faiths and backgrounds, especially children of military families, will identify with and root for the unforgettable Birdie, given inimitable voice by a master storyteller.
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Birdie's bargain / Katherine Paterson.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2021.©2021
225 pages ; 21 cm.
9-12 years old.
9781536215595 (hbk)9781536215595
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryJunior FictionJ PATAvailable
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