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Julia Gillian (and the Quest for Joy) (Paperback)

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By Alison McGhee, Drazen Kozjan (Illustrator)
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The irresistible second story in the charming JULIA GILLIAN trilogy is now available in paperback

So far, fifth grade at Lake Harriet Elementary School is not exactly a thing of joy. Julia Gillian's best friend, Bonwit Keller, is keeping a secret from her. Trumpet lessons with Mr. Mixler, her favorite teacher, are much harder than expected. And most upsetting of all, the kind lunch lady has been replaced by a tyrant known as the Dumpling Man. Where is the joy? Amidst all this, Julia Gillian starts keeping secrets of her own--secrets that feel an awful lot like lies. To set things right, she will have to learn a little bit about friendship and honesty.

About the Author

Alison McGhee is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers and adults, including the New York Times bestseller, Someday, illustrated by Peter Reynolds. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her family. You can visit her at

Drazen Kojzan is the illustrator of several books for children, including Diary of a Fairy Godmother by Esme Raji Codell, and How to Tame a Bully by Nancy Wilcox Richards. He lives in Ontario, Canada with his family. You can visit him at"
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545033527
ISBN-10: 0545033527
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2010
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Julia Gillian (Paperback)