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Julia Gillian (and the Dream of the Dog) Canadian Title

By Alison McGhee   Illustrated by Drazen Kozjan   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545033534 Paperback
336 Pages | 5.26" x 7.57" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545033510 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.69" x 7.8" | Ages 9 to 12

Now that Julia Gillian is a middle school "Sixlet" (sixth-grader), life is fundamentally altered. She must contend with schoolwork that involves "controlling for variables," a steely reading buddy who hates to read, and mortal fear of the burly "Sevvies" and "Crazy Eights" in the upper grades. Worse than all of this, Julia Gillian's beloved dog, Bigfoot, is slowing down, which makes her cozy, predictable world feel out of control.

Fortunately, Julia Gillian's friends and family help her see that only by facing tough times can we discover what it truly means to be human.

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Praise for Julia Gillian (and the Dream of the Dog)

"Told with an engaging rhythm and quiet humor." —School Library Journal, starred review