Everett Anderson's Goodbye
Everett Anderson's Goodbye

Series: Everett Anderson Vol. 7   

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Annotation: Everett Anderson has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies.
Catalog Number: #98730
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Publisher: Square Fish
Copyright Date: 1983
Edition Date: 2012
Illustrator: Grifalconi, Ann,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 0-8050-0800-4 Perma-Bound: 0-605-86212-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-8050-0800-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-86212-8
Dewey: E
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Publishers Weekly
The death of Everett Anderson's father brings to a close this empathetic series of verse stories that express universal heartaches and small moments of hope. A Reading Rainbow selection. Ages 5-8. (March)
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Coretta Scott King Award
Publishers Weekly
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 195
Reading Level: 2.5
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.5 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 28783 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.5 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q03662
Lexile: 1380L

Everett Anderson's Goodbye is a touching portrait of a little boy who is trying to come to grips with his father's death. Lucille Clifton captures Everett's conflicting emotions as he confronts this painful reality. We see him struggle through many stages, from denial and anger to depression and, finally, acceptance. In this spare and moving poem, the last in this acclaimed series, Lucille Clifton brings Everett Anderson's life full circle. Everett Anderson's Goodbye is the winner of the 1984 Coretta Scott King Author Award. A Reading Rainbow Selection An NCTE Teachers' Choice

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