The Seventh Most Important Thing

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The Seventh Most Important Thing

by Shelley Pearsall

First Release:

October 2015

ISBN: 9780553497298

1964: After Arthur throws a brick at the “Junk Man,” he expects to go to juvie. Instead, the Junk Man—James Hampton—asks for Arthur’s help collecting foil, mirrors, and more for a mysterious project. Author’s note, with black-and-white photographs of James Hampton, his artwork, and reproductions of his writing.

  • ISBN: 9780553497298
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Library edition with trade jacket added
    Publisher: Knopf
    Page Count: 288
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.1, Points: 8
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.6, Points: 14
    Lexile: Level: 760L
    Awards & Honors: Booklist 2015 Top 10 Books for Youth, Arts
    Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2015, Middle-Grade
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Older Readers
    100 Notable Titles for Reading and Sharing 2015, Children’s Books
    2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Young Adult Fiction
    Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2016, Historical Fiction
    ILA Teachers’ Choices, 2016 Reading List
    Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Coming of Age
    Genre: Fic
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