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A Corner of the Universe

Paperback - English

By Martin, Ann M.        

ISBN: 0439388813

EAN: 9780439388818


Publication Date: 01/01/2004

Pages: 189

Age Group: 8 to 12

Grades: 3rd Grade to 7th Grade

Lexile Level: 750


Martin's 2003 Newbery Honor book is available in paperback. Now that her Uncle Adam's "school"--an institution for the mentally disabled--is closing, Hattie's family must deal with a childlike young man whose existence they've denied for years. ...Ann Martin's phenomenal Newbery Honor book, now in paperback
The summer Hattie turns 12, her predictable smalltown life is turned on end when her uncle Adam returns home for the first time in over ten years. Hattie has never met him, never known about him. He's been institutionalized; his condition invovles schizophrenia and autism.
Hattie, a shy girl who prefers the company of adults, takes immediately to her excitable uncle, even when the rest of the family -- her parents and grandparents -- have trouble dealing with his intense way of seeing the world. And Adam, too, sees that Hattie is special, that her quiet, shy ways are not a disability,