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Julia Gillian

Julia Gillian: (and the Art of Knowing)

By Alison McGhee   Illustrated by Drazen Kozjan   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545033497 Paperback
304 Pages | 5.26" x 7.58" | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545033480 Hardcover
288 Pages | 5.82" x 7.83" | Ages 9 to 12

Nine—year—old Julia Gillian is a girl of many accomplishments. Among other things, she is skilled in the Art of Knowing—about her quirky neighbours, her Minneapolis neighbourhood, even the inscrutable "claw machine" in the 1back of the corner hardware store. Unfortunately, the one thing Julia Gillian doesn't know is how the book she's reading is going to end; it doesn't seem as if it's going to have a happy ending, and that scares her. But being afraid teaches her something new: that having good friends and family around you makes life a bit less scary—and much more fun.

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Praise for Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing)

"McGhee's book... is exactly what kids this age are thinking about, and bows have been as crazy about [it] as girls." —The Los Angeles Times

"Illustrations add a whimsical note to the book." —School Library Journal