The Birthday Room

By Henkes, Kevin

Publishers Summary:
When twelve-year-old Ben visits his uncle in Oregon, he feels caught in the strained relationship between his mother and her brother while he also begins to accept himself as an artist.

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ISBN
978-0-68816-733-2
Publisher
New York : Greenwillow Books, c1999.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 1999

Gr 5-7 On his 12th birthday, Ben's parents give him a present that he's not sure he wants-a room of his own to use as an art studio. He knows for certain, however, that he wants to accept his other birthday surprise-an invitation to visit from his estranged Uncle Ian. Ben's mother blames her brother for an accident that occurred when Ben was a toddler, which left the boy minus a pinkie. Henkes's cerebral, analytical style and his penchant for observation work better when he is exploring a character's interior landscape, as he d...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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