The Luster of Lost Things

The Luster of Lost Things

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition
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"There is only one place in the world that lonely twelve-year-old Walter Lavender feels at home: The Lavenders, his mother's unusual bakery where meringues scud through displays like clouds, marzipan dragons breathe actual fire, and the airy angel-food cake can make customers pounds lighter. When the mysterious and magical Book at the heart of the shop vanishes and a landlord threatens closure, it is up to Walter to find the Book and save the shop. Despite - or because of - a communication disorder that renders him speechless, Walter has a special ability to find lost things. Accompanied by Milton, his overweight golden retriever, Walter's quest will take him around and under New York City, into subway tunnels and soaring over Central Park, and introduce him to the extraordinary and forgotten people of the fantastical city. Along the way he will discover his voice and learn what it means to truly be found"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432845742
Branch Call Number: KELLER
Characteristics: 439 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Jan 21, 2019

Fabulous! Absolutely fabulous!!!

Feb 08, 2018

Beautiful, lyrical story

Nov 14, 2017

A really great book. If you liked WONDER you will love this book. How a boy who finds lost things finds himself and his voice.

Aug 18, 2017

Delightful, whimsical storytelling and delicious words full of wonder. Makes you want to see the world through the eyes of Walter Lavender Jr and believe in the power of kindness.

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