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The Barn

by Avi


Scholastic Paperbacks
March 2014


Fiction
Ages 8 – 12 . Grades 3 – 7

Library of Congress: 94006920


Lexile measure: 670L

DRA: 50

Guided Reading: T

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Ben is away at school when his father mysteriously falls ill in the spring of 1855. With no adults to help, he and his brother and sister must take over the family farm in Oregon Territory's rugged Willamette Valley. Despite his siblings' doubts, Ben is determined to build the barn Father had planned, in the hope of waking him from his silent, frozen state. But will it be enough?
Avi
Avi

Avi's work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the Newbery Medal for Crispin: The Cross of Lead and Newbery Honors for Nothing But the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Avi lives in Colorado. You can learn more about him online at avi-writer.com.

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  • Praise for The Barn

    ALA Notable
    New York Public Library Best Books of the Year
    IRA Teacher's Choice

    "This small, beautiful historical novel has a timeless simplicity . . . . Like MacLachlan's SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL, the story reaches from home to the universe."–Booklist

    "A spare, classic story of family and community."--THE HORN BOOK

    "[The] narrative is lovingly honed, the interaction of the characters drawn with sensitivity and skill."--KIRKUS

    "Thought-provoking and engaging."--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

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--- - ! "From THE BARN

\tIt was dark when Harrison pronounced the barn complete. Father had long since been put to bed inside the house. So we three stood in the faint glow from the door and looked at what we had built. It was nothing much to look at and probably not truly square. Yet it was bigger than anything we had done before. It seemed to say, \"We are here. We will stay.\""
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