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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Square Fish
Publication date May 22, 2012
Pages 196
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250005601
ISBN-10 1250005604
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.38 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Around 5:00 a.m. on a warm Sunday morning on October 1953, my Aunt Belle left her bed and vanished from the face of the earth.

Everyone in Coal Station, Virginia, has a theory about what happened to Belle Prater, but twelve-year-old Gypsy wants the facts, and when her cousin Woodrow, Aunt Belle's son moves next door, she has her chance. Woodrow isn't as forthcoming as Gypsy hopes, yet he becomes more than just a curiosity to her-- during their sixth-grade year she finds that they have enough in common to be best friends. Even so, Gypsy is puzzled by Woodrow's calm acceptance of his mother's disappearance, especially since she herself has never gotten over her father's death. When Woodrow finally reveals that he's been keeping a secret about his mother, Gypsy begins to understand that there are different ways of finding the strength to face the truth, no matter how painful it is.

Belle Prater's Boy is a 1996 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Fiction and a 1997 Newbery Honor Book.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780786228850
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (December 1, 2000); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9780786228850 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.80 lbs | List price $21.95
About: When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Square Fish (May 22, 2012); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9781250005601 | details & prices | 196 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.38 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Around 5:00 a.
from Floris Books (September 1, 2001); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9780863153556 | details & prices | 192 pages | List price $8.65
With Alison Elliott (other contributor) | Pap/cas edition from Listening Library (September 1, 2000); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9780807286821 | details & prices | 6.00 × 7.50 × 2.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $35.00
About: When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.
Reissue edition from Yearling Books (February 1, 1998); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9780440413721 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.99
About: When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home and befriends his cousin, and together they must face the losses and fears in their lives
CD/Spoken Word
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With Alison Elliott (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (April 12, 2005); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9780307206558 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.99
About: When Belle Prater disappears, Belle’s boy, Woodrow, comes to live with his grandparents in Coal Station, Virginia.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Alison Elliott (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (November 1, 2000); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9780807286814 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.50 lbs | List price $32.00
About: When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.
With Alison Elliott (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (February 1, 1998); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9780553478983 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.35 lbs | List price $26.00
About: When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.
School and Library
Book cover for 9780374306687
 
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (March 26, 1996); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9780374306687 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.99
About: When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (February 1, 1998); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9780606126106 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.10
About: When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home and befriends his cousin, and together they must face the losses and fears in their lives
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 12, 2008); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9781435299795 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.50
About: When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999); titled "Belle Prater's Boy"
9780613044233 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.55 lbs | List price $17.20
About: When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home and befriends his cousin, and together they must face the losses and fears in their lives

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