The Lifters written by Dave Eggers has detailed black and white illustrated by Aaron Renier. Granite Blossom helps Cataline, a secretive girl from his school, lift up the sad citizens of Carousel. Granite Blossom also helped show the people of Carousel the importance of their town history. Many kids entering new schools will find Granite Blossom relatable. Gran feels lonely when nobody in the school ignoring him or talks to him. when Cataline talks to him and is kind Gran feels like he might be able to have a friend at his new school. Gran tries really hard to get Cataline to be his friend including sneaking out of his house and taking his mom’s wheelchair without her knowing. when Cataline realizes that Gran is not a mean rich kid she and Gran are able to save Carousal from being destroyed by the Hollows, a mysterious force that is drawn to towns filled with sadness. One of the themes in The Lifters is that you can accomplish many things by working hard. When they worked hard and combined their skills Gran and Cataline were able to save Carousal and bring happiness to the people of their town. Upper elementary age kids will engage this funny, interesting and witty book.
|Page Count||352 pages|
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