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The Distance between Me and the Cherry Tree



by
Paola Peretti

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Atheneum
ISBN
9781534439627

Awards and Honors
Mildred L. Batchelder Award Honoree - 2020
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There are a lot of things ten-year-old Mafalda cares a lot about. Like, counting the stars in the night sky, playing soccer, and climbing the cherry tree outside her school. Mafalda even goes so far as to keep a list of all these things, because soon she won’t be able to do them anymore—because she’s going blind.

Even with her bad eyesight, Mafalda can see that people are already treating her differently—and that’s the last thing she wants. So, she hides the fact that her vision is deteriorating faster than anyone predicted, and she makes a plan: When the time is right, she’ll go live in the cherry tree, just like her favorite book character. But as Mafalda loses her sight, surprising things come in to focus. With the help of her family and friends both old and new, Mafalda discovers the things that matter most.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

224

Trim Size

8" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

4.5: points 6

Lexile

740L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2020

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Blind. Blindness. People with disabilities. Family life. Friendship. Grief. Coping. Stargardt disease.

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