This is the official page for the 2007 Battle of the Books. For more information regarding details of the events, check out the blog on our library’s myspace page, which can be found at www.myspace.com/plattekill_library.  Summaries  taken from the OPAC.

The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylor Lisle

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In 1942, Robert and his cousin Elliot uncover long-hidden family secrets while staying in their grandparents’ Rhode Island town, where they also become involved with a German artist who is suspected of being a spy.

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

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Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women’s freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father’s arrest.

Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams

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Like her idol Sherlock Holmes, eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill uses her intellect to solve a murder case in her home town of Echo Falls.

Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones

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The infamous Witch of the Waste lays a curse on Sophie turning her into a creaky old woman. She leaves her town and finds herself taking shelter in the moving castle of the dreaded wizard Howl.

Indigo’s star by Hilary McKay

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Spurred on by his youngest sister, Rose, twelve-year-old Indigo sticks up for himself and an American boy who has replaced him as the primary target of the school bullies. Sequel to Saffy’s Angel.

A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

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Afraid that she is crazy, thirteen-year-old Mia, who sees a special color with every letter, number, and sound, keeps this a secret until she becomes overwhelmed by school, changing relationships, and the loss of something important to her.

Sweetgrass by Jan Hudson

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Living on the western Canadian prairie in the nineteenth century, Sweetgrass, a fifteen-year-old Blackfoot Indian girl, saves her family from a smallpox epidemic and proves her maturity to her father.

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

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Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

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Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally’s best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.  To continue the story started in Uglies, read Westerfeld’s Pretties, and Specials.

Lily’s Ghosts by Laura Ruby

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Strange goings-on at her great-uncle’s summer home in Cape May, New Jersey, draw Lily and a new friend into a mystery involving lost treasure, a fake medium, and ghosts of all sizes, shapes, and dispositions.

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