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Defining Dulcie
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication date April 20, 2006
Pages 168
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780803730465
ISBN-10 0803730462
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
When her mother decides to move her to California after her father dies, Dulcie plots to steal the family car and drive back home upon their arrival, yet after meeting a girl in her new neighborhood and learning of her difficult family situation, Dulcie realizes that her presence and strong will is exactly what her new friend will need to get her through her difficult period ahead.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: After Dulcie’s dad dies, her mom decides that the two of them should reinvent themselves in California. Dulcie’s decision? To steal her dad’s ’68 Chevy and head back home to Connecticut. Once Dulcie gets there she meets Roxanne, a girl whose scary home life makes Dulcie think that she just might have landed in the right spot at the right time. Luckily for Roxanne, Dulcie Morrigan Jones is a girl with a storehouse of strength and generosity of spirit that stretches on for miles.

Quirky, uplifting, and written in a spare prose, Defining Dulcie is about the connections we make, the resilience of the human spirit, and the absurdities that keep life interesting. It is a debut not to be missed.

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Hardcover
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from Dial Books for Young Readers (April 20, 2006)
9780803730465 | details & prices | 168 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.99
About: When sixteen-year-old Dulcie's father dies, her mother makes a decision to move them to California, where Dulcie makes an equally radical decision to steal her dad's old truck and head back home.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Speak (May 29, 2008)
9780142411834 | details & prices | 168 pages | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.30 lbs | List price $6.99

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