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The slightly true story of Cedar B. Hartley, who planned to live an unusual life

Author: Martine Murray
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The loss of her dog sets off a chain of events that leads twelve-year-old Cedar to find a new friend, become an acrobat, and learn some bittersweet truths about family, community, and herself.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martine Murray
ISBN: 1865086231 9781865086231
OCLC Number: 56096705
Notes: NSW Premier's Reading Challenge Years 7-9.
Awards: Children's Book Council of Australia, short-listed book, 2003
Description: 226 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: From the author:I think this book is mainly about belonging. More specifically, it's about belonging exactly as you are, without having to tone down or change your colour in order to blend in. It's about learning to believe enough in you own uniqueness to let it shine out. And it's about the trouble we sometimes have to go to if there isn't a perfectly-shaped spot for us to fit into (and shine out from). I hope it encourages people to carve out that spot instead of carving some of themselves away (or dulling their own light) in order to fit into the small spots that are already there. I think Cedar learns how to carve out her spot, and in doing that she creates a special community of friends and family who can link their shining selves in support of each other. I think it is also about friendship and family. Close relationships can be so very complicated. This book is about those complications. I see them as being the curly threads that we struggle to unravel. Whether w
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Cedar hangs out on the edges of the neighbourhood social circuit with Stinky, her dog and best friend. Things start to change when she meets a boy called Kite and finds they have a lot in common.  Read more...

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'Martine Murray's sparky wit captures a joyously weightless world'Sunday Age17/2/2002'a remarkable novel about learning to accept yourself for who you are and realising your full potential...it would Read more...

 
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