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Hurt go happy

Author: Ginny Rorby
Publisher: New York : Starscape, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis, deaf since the age of six, is used to being left out of conversations because her mother never allowed her to learn sign language. Everything changes when Joey meets Dr. Charles Mansell and his baby chimpanzee, Sukari, but as Joey's world blooms with possibilities, the everything changes again.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ginny Rorby
ISBN: 0765314428 9780765314420
OCLC Number: 70597573
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Schneider Family Book Award, Teens, 2008.
Description: 267 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Ginny Rorby.

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Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis, deaf since the age of six, is used to being left out of conversations because her mother never allowed her to learn sign language. Everything changes when Joey meets Dr. Charles Mansell and his baby chimpanzee, Sukari, but as Joey's world blooms with possibilities, the everything changes again.

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Deeply moving & real.

by Johanna (WorldCat user published 2006-09-06) Excellent Permalink
Joey & Sukari are still on my mind, days after finishing Rorby's fine novel. Joey is a 13-year-old deaf ("I'm deaf, not retarded) girl, who befriends and ultimately champions Sukari, a chimpanzee raised as a human child. This is not a 'cute animal'story, far from it. Sukari communicates through sign...
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Intelligent and passionate...a good read at any age

by historienne (WorldCat user published 2006-09-06) Excellent Permalink
I happened to hear the author read two selections from this book at our local library a few weeks ago. Intrigued, I bought the book on the spot and had it read by 9:30 the following morning. That's how captivating this story is. Not only did I enjoy the passionate presentation of its theme, but I enjoyed...
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