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2015 Hawaii’s Nene Award Book List

2014 Hawaii’s Nene Award Book List

2013 California Book Award Finalist

2013 Northern California Book Award Finalist

2013 ALA Amelia Bloomer Book Nominee

2013 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Finalist

2013 Scholastic Book Club Pick

2010 Katherine Paterson Prize Finalist

2009 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Clarion Award

More Praise for LARA'S GIFT

“A gift to anyone who loves adventure, a good story, and, above all, a beloved dog.” —Kathi Appelt, Newbery Medal author of The Underneath

“Dog lovers especially will pick up this trail right away and eagerly track the appealing heroine’s adventures.” —Booklist

Lara’s Gift is a beautiful mix of fantasy and historical fiction.” —The Book Monsters

“… most of all, she presents us with a young girl’s strength, perseverance, and enduring love for her dog.” —Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff, author of Dashkova: A Life of Influence and Exile

“Lara’s visions add a fantasy element to this peek into a different time.” —The Horn Book

Lara’s Gift is simply classic children’s literature.” —Ann Jacobus, author of Romancing the Dark in the City of Light