Sweeping up the heart / Kevin Henkes.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Amelia Albright dreams about going to Florida for spring break like everyone else in her class, but her father--a cranky and stubborn English professor--has decided Florida is too much adventure. Now Amelia is stuck at home with him and her babysitter, the beloved Mrs. O'Brien. The week ahead promises to be boring, until Amelia meets Casey at her neighborhood art studio. Amelia has never been friends with a boy before, and the experience is both fraught and thrilling. When Casey claims to see the spirit of Amelia's mother (who died ten years before), the pair embarks on an altogether different journey in their attempt to find her." -- Amazon.com.
    • ISBN:
      9780062852540
      006285254X
      9780062852557
      0062852558
    • Accession Number:
      2018022067
    • Accession Number:
      on1040084984
      1040084984
    • Accession Number:
      fay.645169
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HENKES, K. Sweeping up the heart. [s.l.] : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 12 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Henkes K. Sweeping up the Heart. Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645169. Accessed November 12, 2019.
    • APA:
      Henkes, K. (2019). Sweeping up the heart. Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645169
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Henkes, Kevin. 2019. Sweeping up the Heart. Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645169.
    • Harvard:
      Henkes, K. (2019) Sweeping up the heart. Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645169 (Accessed: 12 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Henkes, K 2019, Sweeping up the heart, Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 12 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Henkes, Kevin. Sweeping up the Heart. Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645169.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Henkes, Kevin. Sweeping up the Heart. Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645169.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Henkes K. Sweeping up the heart [Internet]. Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 12]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645169

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1

A lonely girl's life changes over spring break in this understated novel from multi-award-winning Henkes. Adults think Amelia is a "poor thing": her mother died when she was two, and her reserved English professor father spends a lot of time in his office. Her kind neighbor Mrs. O'Brien takes excellent care of her, but nevertheless, Amelia—who loves Emily Dickinson and making ceramic rabbits at the clay studio—knows that her life is rather constricted. But over spring break, Amelia meets Casey, who becomes the first boy to ever be her friend. She also realizes that a mysterious woman who looks like her dead mother might be following her. As Amelia discovers the mystery woman's identity, her world opens up in both exciting and scary ways. Amelia is a winning character: a dreamy, old soul who perfectly displays the naivety and the wisdom of growing up. Humor and lyrical language buoy the gently somber narrative. Henkes' latest story is, like most life changes, quiet yet momentous. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

In this story of coping with loss and change, lonely twelve-year-old Amelia befriends the local clay studio owner's visiting nephew, Casey, during spring-break week. When they encounter a woman resembling Amelia's mother--who died when Amelia was two--the friends begin to imagine the impossible. The week's cheerlessness morphs into something complex and important as new people enter Amelia's world, enabling her to better understand herself and those she loves. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2019 #2

The elegiac spirit of Emily Dickinson's poem "The Bustle in a House" (from which this book's title is taken) reverberates throughout Henkes's story of people struggling to cope with love, loss, change, and human frailty. Twelve-year-old Amelia Albright is dreading her upcoming spring-break week (the novel's time frame) at home in Madison, Wisconsin. Her best friend is away for the year, and her melancholic and withdrawn father has rejected the idea of a Florida vacation. With encouragement from their loving housekeeper, Amelia seeks solace at the local clay studio where she has been going since she was six. She meets and befriends the studio owner's visiting nephew, Casey, whose parents are busy working on their marriage. Casey desperately wants his parents to stay together; meanwhile, the loss of Amelia's mother, who died of cancer when she was two, still hangs heavily over her. ("Can you be lonely for someone you never knew?") When they encounter a woman who looks like Amelia's mother, the friends begin to imagine the impossible, making this woman's actual identity, when discovered, all the harder to process. In that confusing space between childhood and adulthood, Amelia finds comfort in talking to her beloved stuffed lamb even as she experiences her first crush and wonders "what kind of woman she would be when she grew up." The week's cheerlessness morphs into something complex and important as new people enter Amelia's world, enabling her to better understand herself and those she loves, and to move forward "into whatever was still to come." julie roach March/April 2019 p 83 Copyright 2019 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 December #2

Henkes's profound understanding of the adolescent heart and mind is evident as always in this story of two 12-year-olds frustrated by their parents. Amelia wanted to go to Florida for spring break, but her father, who hates to travel, has refused. Stuck at home in Madison, Wis., with her melancholy dad and their housekeeper, Mrs. O'Brien, her only respite is sessions at the nearby clay studio, where she's been sculpting since she was six. The first day of break, she's surprised to see a stranger there: the owner's nephew, Casey, who is staying with his aunt while his parents work on their failing marriage. Finding a kindred spirit in each other is the first of many unexpected events that occur that week. While the two are in a coffee shop, Casey has an "eerie" sensation about a woman outside the window. He's convinced that she's Amelia's long-dead mother ("Sort of like a ghost, but she's real"), and Amelia determines to discover who she is. In economic prose, Henkes (The Year of Billy Miller) evokes the complexity of his characters' emotions and relationships, and offers a feel-good resolution. Ages 8–12. (Mar.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.