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The Schwa Was Here
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Puffin
Publication date March 2, 2006
Pages 228
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780142405772
ISBN-10 0142405779
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.42 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Despite how hard he tries, Calvin Schwa just can't seem to get noticed by anyone and becomes frustrated by his failure to make his mark in the world, but when his best friend begins to fade away, The Schwa can stand it no longer and decides to do something so drastic that no one will be able to miss him when he makes his next public appearance. An ALA Notable Book & Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: They say his clothes blend into the background, no matter where he stands. They say a lot of things about the Schwa, but one thing’s for sure: no one ever noticed him. Except me. My name is Antsy Bonano, and I was the one who realized the Schwa was “functionally invisible” and used him to make some big bucks. But I was also the one who caused him more grief than a friend should. So if you all just shut up and listen, I’ll tell you everything there is to know about the Schwa, from how he got his name, to what really happened with his mom. I’ll spill everything. Unless, of course, “the Schwa Effect” wipes him out of my brain before I’m done….

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780525471820
 
from Dutton Childrens Books (October 1, 2004)
9780525471820 | details & prices | 228 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.99
About: A Brooklyn eighth-grader nicknamed Antsy befriends the Schwa, an 'invisible-ish' boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780142405772
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Puffin (March 2, 2006)
9780142405772 | details & prices | 228 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.42 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A Brooklyn eighth-grader nicknamed Antsy befriends the Schwa, an 'invisible-ish' boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781435266995
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 9, 2008)
9781435266995 | details & prices | 228 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.56 lbs | List price $15.99
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