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From three-time Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen comes a moving middle grade novel about four strangers fighting for the life they want.

In the winter, life in McKinley, Minnesota, revolves around the rinks, where kids play hockey and grown-ups skate to scratchy phonograph records. Then, the year Marsh and his best friend, Willy, are twelve, Carl appears at the rink, wearing a battered, old leather flight jacket and doing a strange dance that is both beautiful and disturbing to watch.

It is Marsh and Willy who discover the terrible secret behind Carl's dance, a secret that threatens to destroy him. But a small miracle occurs, and Carl's dance becomes a fragile and tentative expression of hope and the healing power of love.

  • ISBN-13: 9781416939382
  • ISBN-10: 1416939385
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: June 2007
  • Dimensions: 7.63 x 5.2 x 0.33 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18 pounds
  • Page Count: 112
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-14