The perfect place / by Teresa E. Harris.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Twelve-year-old Treasure Daniels and her younger sister must move in with Great-aunt Grace until their mother sorts herself out, but life in Black Lake, Virginia, where segregation lingers, is hard and Grace is a nightmare--at least on the surface.
    • ISBN:
      9780547255194 (hardcover)
      0547255195 (hardcover)
    • Accession Number:
      2013036214
    • Accession Number:
      ocn432985819
      432985819
    • Accession Number:
      fay.443380
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HARRIS, T. E. The perfect place. [s.l.] : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Harris TE. The Perfect Place. Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.443380. Accessed October 23, 2019.
    • APA:
      Harris, T. E. (2014). The perfect place. Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.443380
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Harris, Teresa E. 2014. The Perfect Place. Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.443380.
    • Harvard:
      Harris, T. E. (2014) The perfect place. Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.443380 (Accessed: 23 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Harris, TE 2014, The perfect place, Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, viewed 23 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Harris, Teresa E. The Perfect Place. Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.443380.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Harris, Teresa E. The Perfect Place. Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.443380.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Harris TE. The perfect place [Internet]. Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2014 [cited 2019 Oct 23]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.443380

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2014 November #2

Two months after 12-year-old Treasure's dad left without further word, her mom decides to search for him, and she takes Treasure and her younger sister to stay with their cantankerous Great-Aunt Grace in Black Lake, Virginia. It's hard to say whether Treasure or her aunt is unhappier with this arrangement, but since Treasure is narrating the tale, it's easier to see her side of things as she rails against the unfairness of it all. Gradually, as events unfold in this small town, she comes to appreciate her gruff, independent relative. Treasure is a strong African American character with a feisty streak and a precocious love of words, while Great-Aunt Grace is reminiscent of Richard Peck's Grandma Dowdel—an independent thinker who is unconcerned with what the neighbors think, but (surreptitiously) very much a part of her community. Readers will find sly humor here as well as the pleasure of seeing justice done on several levels. A satisfying first novel with a realistic but heartening ending. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Spring

Left in the care of their ill-reputed great-aunt Grace while their mother searches for their wayward father, asthmatic sixth grader Treasure and her seven-year-old sister, Tiffany, find that the home they've been waiting for isn't anything like they expected. Harris crafts a well-paced intergenerational tale with a diverse cast of characters, though her physical descriptions border on clichid.

PW Reviews 2014 October #1

Twelve-year-old Treasure is sure that there's a "perfect place" out there, somewhere her family can be happy—and together. She's equally confident that it won't be anything like Black Lake, the small Virginia town where her Great-Aunt Grace lives, and where her mother has left Treasure and her younger sister after the girls' father took off. Great-Aunt Grace (aka "Gag") is described as both a "mountain" and a "storm": she's a stubborn country woman, and no fan of Treasure's "no-'count" father or of spoiled children. Treasure's dream of being reunited with her father begins to fade as Terrance, an equally smart and out-of-place new arrival in town, tests her resolve not to make friends, and Great-Aunt Grace turns detective in response to a rash of thefts. Harris (Summer Jackson: Grown Up) makes the "tough old bird with a tender heart" character fresh: Great-Aunt Grace may not be educated, but she's canny and kind in her own gruff way. Black Lake and its close-knit African-American community, as seen through Treasure's eyes, come through strongly. Ages 10–up. Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary Agency. (Nov.)

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