Gillian McDunn

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Average rating: 4.38 · 2,200 ratings · 522 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Caterpillar Summer

4.38 avg rating — 1,791 ratings — published 2019 — 12 editions
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The Queen Bee and Me

4.35 avg rating — 283 ratings — published 2020 — 6 editions
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These Unlucky Stars

4.39 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2021 — 5 editions
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Better Than Okay

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Sadie’s life is changed when she meets lost dog Dewey in the woods behind her home. But this isn’t just any dog—This dog seems to be able to communicate telepathically with Sadie! There is so much to love about this story, which is full of unforgetta ...more
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Twelve-year-old Hannah considers herself Jew... ish. But her best friend has a fabulous Bat Mitzvah, Hannah decides that she wants a Bat Mitzvah of her own. Things are more complicated than Hannah realizes--not only is it a Bat Mitzvah a lot of work, ...more
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I have long been a fan of Victoria Coe's FENWAY & HATTIE series--so when I heard about the premise of this story, I could not wait to get my hands on it. History? Adventure? Alternating POV between a boy and a mouse? I needed it ASAP.

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More of Gillian's books…
“She doesn't turn her head to see if I'm following. She knows I'll always follow.”
Gillian McDunn, The Queen Bee and Me

“Being a parent is a kind of promise. A promise to stand by someone even if you think they're making a mistake. To love who you get, not who you think you're going to get.”
Gillian McDunn

“Don’t be ridiculous. I’ll always be in your book.”
Gillian McDunn, Caterpillar Summer

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”
Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark

“When adults read a book, they're two feet away; when children read it, they're right inside it.”
Peggy Rathmann

“You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy.”
Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories from Wayside School

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