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It Was September When We Ran Away the First Time

(Paolo #3)

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It's September, the first week of school at John Muir Junior High School, and Paolo has a lot on his mind. He's thinking about finding a place of his own with his brother Georgie and his cousin Billy, running away part-time -- which means they are running away, but still come back home to eat and sleep and read the paper. He's thinking about the upcoming Halloween/All Sain
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Megan
Aug 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
This trilogy (So far) really intrigues me! I stumbled upon one of D. James Smith's books way back when I started my blog. I accidently read the second book before the first, but it didn't matter. Now there is a third story about Paolo and his Italian-American family.
I love the voice of Paolo. He has some great lines in this book. (I returned it to the library, so I can't quote any...) His family life is so interesting to me. I love the big family he has.
Another point of interest to me is the hi
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D. Smith
Apr 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my own title. It received rave reviews and is selling well.
Last in a series I wrote, beginning with The Boys of San Joaquin which won an Edgar. Solid, wholesome, funny, book for teens and pre-teens.
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A recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry and the Edgar Allan Poe Award in fiction, D. James Smith’s poems and stories have appeared recently in The Malahat Review, New Millennium Writings & The Notre Dame Review. His books include the novel My Brother’s Passion (Permanent Press, 2004) and two collections of poems, The Dead Ventriloquist (Ahsahta Press, 1995) and Sounds The Living Make (S. F ...more

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