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Author McGhee, Holly M., author.

Title Matylda, bright & tender / Holly M. McGhee.

Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J FICTION MCGHEE    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  J MCGHEE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Children's Department  J MCGHEE    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Children  J General Fiction MCGHEE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Children's Fiction  J MCGHEE HOLLY    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 210 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Struggling to hold on to Guy and love their pet gecko enough for the both of them after a devastating accident, Sussy begins stealing from the pet store.
After a trip to the pet store, fourth-graders Sussy and Guy bring home a spotted lizard, and they name her Matylda (with a 'y' so it's all her own). With Guy leading the way, they feed her and give her an origin story fit for a warrior lizard. A few weeks later, on a simple bike ride, there is a terrible accident. As hard as it is, Sussy is sure she can hold on to Guy if she can find a way to love Matylda enough. Eventually Sussy must discover what it means to grieve and heal and hope and go on, for her own sake and Matylda's.
Subject Leopard geckos as pets -- Juvenile fiction.
Best friends -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Grief -- Juvenile fiction.
Theft -- Juvenile fiction.
Leopard geckos as pets -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Stealing -- Fiction.
Added Title Matylda, bright and tender
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ISBN 9780763689513 (hardcover)
0763689513 (hardcover)
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