Saving Marty

By GRIFFIN, Paul

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ISBN
9780399539077
Publisher
Dial


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2017  |  Middle Grade

Gr 4–7—Eleven-year-old Lorenzo "Renzo" Ventura's army veteran and musician father died before he was born. A school assignment forces Renzo to consider what it means to be a hero, which has him think deeply about his dad. Renzo lives with his mom and grandfather, Double Pop, on a financially failing farm. A piglet is left behind instead of taken to auction, and Renzo decides to name it Marty, after his late father. Renzo also dreams of running away to California with his...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on June 1, 2018

Lorenzo Ventura's sixth-grade year is hard: his mom struggles to save their peach orchard; his grandfather faces health problems; his best friend ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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