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Author: Matt Phelan; Candlewick Press,
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The year is 1908, and a troupe of vaudeville performers has arrived in sleepy Muskegon, Michigan to spend the summer. Young Henry Harrison is fascinated with the animals and performers, but mostly with a slapstick performer his own age named Buster Keaton, who is also a master prankster and loves to play baseball.
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Graphic novels, Children's
Photographs
Biographical fiction
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Fiction
Named Person: Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton
Material Type: Biography, Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Phelan; Candlewick Press,
ISBN: 9780763650797 076365079X
OCLC Number: 825046531
Notes: Includes author's note and photograph--unnumbered pages 1-4.
"The illustrations were done in watercolor"--Title page verso.
Awards: ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2014.
Target Audience: Elementary Grade.
Description: 223, 4 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations, color map ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreward / by Margaret Cho --
A special note to teachers --
Introduction --
Camp Dread or how to survive a shockingly awful summer / by Ransom Riggs --
Sasquatch is out there (and he wants us to leave him alone) / by Kirsten Miller --
Warning: this essay does not contain pictures / by Scott Westerfeld --
It's onlike Donkey Kong / by Alan Gratz --
The world is full of time machines / by Steve Almond --
Hello, my name is / by Jennifer Lou --
Breakfast on Mars: Why we should colonize the red planet / by Chris Higgins --
Robots only: Why we shouldn't colonize Mars / by Chris Higgins --
Recall and defend / by Rita Williams-Garcia --
My life before television / by Elizabeth Winthrop --
A rite of passage (and the importance of penguin etiquette) / by Chris Epting --
Natural light / by Sloane Crosley --
Home girl / by April Sinclair --
Invisibility / by Maile Meloy --
The most famous fairy-tale cat of all is a furry-faced fabulist / by Daisy Whitney --
On facing my fears / by Khalid Birdsong --
Raised by wolves / by Sarah Prineas --
Why we need tails / by Ned Vizzini --
Death is only a horizon / by Alane Ferguson --
Blue jeans, Cat Stevens, and my first kiss / by Lise Clavel --
King Arthur's great power / by Mary-Ann Ochota --
A thousand truths: (Mostly) a good dog / by Steve Brezenoff --
Death by host family / by Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg --
The incredibly amazing humpback anglerfish / by Michael Hearst --
Showering with spiders / by Clay McLeod Chapman --
River girl / by Gigi Amateau --
A good lie / by Laurel Snyder --
How to fly / by Wendy Moss --
Blueberries / by Marie Rutkoski --
Banning books, an un-American act / by Sarah Darer Littman --
Laika endings / by Nick Abadzis --
From seed to flower / by Michael David Lukas --
Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll / by Léna Roy --
A single story can change many lives / by Craig Kielburger --
Creative boot camp / by Joshua Mohr --
Princess Leia is an awesome role model / by Cecil Castellucci --
The only job I've ever had / by Joe Craig --
Break the rules / by Ellen Sussman --
Acknowledgments --
Index by essay type --
Index of essay prompts.
Responsibility: Matt Phelan.
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The year is 1908, and a troupe of vaudeville performers has arrived in sleepy Muskegon, Michigan to spend the summer. Young Henry Harrison is fascinated with the animals and performers, but mostly with a slapstick performer his own age named Buster Keaton, who is also a master prankster and loves to play baseball.

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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2013-10-02) Good Permalink

Henry Harrison's life changes when vaudeville performers come to Bluffton for summer vacation.  He discovers a desire to act on stage and a living example in his new friend, Buster Keaton.  Henry adores Buster's life... but does Buster?  

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