Bound To Stay Bound

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 Family reminders
 Author: Danneberg, Julie

 Illustrator: Shelley, John

 Publisher:  Charlesbridge
 Pub Year: 2009

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 105 p., ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 257080 ISBN: 9781580893206
 Ages: 8-11 Grades: 3-6

 Subjects:
 Family life -- Colorado -- Fiction
 Wood carving -- Fiction
 Amputees -- Fiction
 People with disabilities -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Summary:
When Mary's father loses his leg in a mining accident, she helps by earning money and encouraging her father to carve wooden figurines and play piano.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.80
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 130119
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 46851

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (08/09)
 The Hornbook (07/09)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2009 Gr 3–6— Mining for gold in 1890s Cripple Creek, CO, is dangerous, yet it's the way of life for the frontier families who call it home. When 10-year-old Mary McHugh's father loses his leg in a mining accident, their peaceful existence is destroyed. The once-jovial man becomes sullen and depressed when he can no longer support his family, and Mary's mother grapples with trying to make ends meet while keeping her subservient role in the household. Mary's dad has always carved wooden "Reminders" of the family and their special times, and these carvings bring both pain and comfort to the child. The story alternates between the present and past as Mary remembers happier times. She tries desperately to remind her family members of them as she schemes for a way for her father to support them again. Shelley's India ink and pen illustrations add to the historical feel of this gentle, yet gripping story. This is a heartwarming novel about overcoming hardship, but it may need to be booktalked or read to children, who may not discover this little gem on their own.—Michele Shaw, Quail Run Elementary School, San Ramon, CA - Copyright 2009 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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