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The Acorn People Ron Jones, Tom Parker (Illustrator)

Paperback

Author: Jones, Ron
ISBN: 9780440227021 Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Even though he knows the camp is for disabled children, Ron Jones anticipates sunny days of hiking, swimming, and boating as a counselor at Camp Wiggin. But he arrives and realizes how severely disabled the children are, it seems too much to bear. Until he meets his campersÑThe Acorn People. A group of kids who teach him that, inside, they are are the same as any average kid, and with encouragement, determination, and friendship, nothing is impossible.

ÒA fantastic and beautiful story.ÓÑSeattle Times

ÒUncomfortably moving, yet told in surprisingly unsentimental terms. . . . Succinct and tender, it will haunt the reader long after the brief passages have been read.ÓÑHouston Chronicle

ÒIt will give your innards a bear hug. . . . You will read this book with a lump in your throat.ÓÑLincoln Journal (Nebraska)

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