The 25¢ Miracle
Winner of the Washington Irving Children's Choice AwardA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA Selection of the Junior Library GuildStar light, star bright...Elvira wishes for a mother and finds instead the father she scarcely knew she had."Friendless and dreamy 11-year-old Elvira Trumbull lives with her unemployed, heavy-drinking father...and idolizes the town's children's librarian, Miss Ivy, who shares her interest in growing roses and provides her with the female affection she has missed since her mother died....Elvira is a splendidly realized character and a tough survivor....Miss Ivy is the wise person we all wish we could be....The complexities of Trumbull's character...add depth to the story....Readers will appreciate the changes they see in him and rejoice in the positive note on which the novel ends."--Starred review, School Library Journal"This compassionate first novel is skillfully related and its characters are perceptively drawn....'They ain't no guarantees worth piddly squat,' Hank warns Elvira, but in her sweetly comic, determined way, Elvira sets out to improve the odds....A noteworthy debut."--Publishers Weekly
- 2014 Theresa Nelson
Choosing a Book Format
EPUB is the standard publishing format used by many e-book readers including iBooks, Easy Reader, VoiceDream Reader, etc. This is the most popular and widely used format.
DAISY format is used by GoRead, Read2Go and most Kurzweil devices.
Audio (MP3) format is used by audio only devices, such as iPod.
Braille format is used by Braille output devices.
DAISY Audio format works on DAISY compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream.
Accessible Word format can be unzipped and opened in any tool that supports .docx files.