What I came to tell you / Tommy Hays.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A boy finds solace in his art and community after his mother dies and his father retreats into himself"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781606844335 : HRD
      1606844334 : HRD
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    • ABNT:
      HAYS, T. What I came to tell you. [s. l.]: Egmont USA, 2013. ISBN 9781606844335. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.388926. Acesso em: 26 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hays T. What I Came to Tell You. Egmont USA; 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.388926. Accessed February 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Hays, T. (2013). What I came to tell you. Egmont USA.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hays, Tommy. 2013. What I Came to Tell You. Egmont USA. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.388926.
    • Harvard:
      Hays, T. (2013) What I came to tell you. Egmont USA. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.388926 (Accessed: 26 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hays, T 2013, What I came to tell you, Egmont USA, viewed 26 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hays, Tommy. What I Came to Tell You. Egmont USA, 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.388926.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hays, Tommy. What I Came to Tell You. Egmont USA, 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.388926.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hays T. What I came to tell you [Internet]. Egmont USA; 2013 [cited 2020 Feb 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.388926


Booklist Reviews 2013 September #1

When Grover's mom died in a terrible accident, it shattered his family. His sister, Sudie, cries all the time; his dad puts all his energy into his job as the director of the Thomas Wolfe house; and the only thing Grover wants to do is make beautiful weavings out of leaves, branches, and bamboo in the canebrake. As he spends more time there, creating bigger and bigger tapestries, his grades slip, his friends become distant, and his father understands him less and less. Luckily, when a new family—also missing a parent—moves in across the street, Grover and his father learn how to share their grief and help each other move forward. Hays' story is filled with touching honesty and youthful wisdom, all of which help undergird Grover's own discovery of the healing power of family, love, and art. Although the Thomas Wolfe references will likely be lost on its intended audience, the book's quiet story of a young boy experiencing a tragic loss and learning how to live life in spite of it is nonetheless moving. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Spring

After the death of his mother, Grover focuses his attention on two things: taking care of his sister and his art. Soon threatened with the loss of the nearby bamboo grove, his only sanctuary, Grover discovers that his art not only helps him cope with grief and anger but also helps heal those around him. A strong, multifaceted exploration of loss and healing.

PW Reviews 2013 August #1

Twelve-year-old Grover loves making weavings out of leaves and branches he finds in a nearby bamboo forest, but he has other things on his mind, too. Mostly his mother, who was recently killed in a car accident, but also his younger sister, his pretty new neighbor, and his difficult relationship with his father, who works all the time and doesn't even pretend to appreciate Grover's art. In his middle-grade debut, adult author and North Carolinian Hays makes good use of the novel's Asheville setting: Grover's father runs the strapped-for-cash Thomas Wolfe house, and Asheville comes across as a cosmopolitan place with a small-town feel. Indeed, even as Grover is keeping an eye on his sister and his new neighbors, a lot of people are watching over him. Though the book spans just a few months, it's packed with incident and complex connections between a range of characters. Hays is especially strong at depicting the network of people, old and young, who help Grover and his family move through their grief and, along the way, save his beloved forest. Ages 10–up. Agent: Neeti Madan, Sterling Lord Literistic. (Sept.)

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