Anatomy of Lost Things

A laugh-through-your-tears middle grade novel about what it’s like to lose something precious. For fans of the Three Rancheros series by Kate DiCamillo.
  • ISBN: 9781682635872
  • Publication date: 06/18/2024
  • Page Count: 272
  • Size: 6" x 8"
  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • Publication date: 06/18/2024
  • Page Count: 272
  • Size: 6" x 8"
  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • Publication date: 06/18/2024
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A laugh-through-your-tears middle grade novel about what it’s like to lose something precious. For fans of the Three Rancheros series by Kate DiCamillo.

A necklace. A bugle. A lion statue. What do they have to do with each other? Absolutely nothing unless you’re Tildy, Leon, or Nell. These items matter an awful lot to them. Not because of what they are, but what—and who—they represent.

Anatomy of Lost Things shares the crisscrossing stories of Tildy, Leon, and Nell, of the impossible losses they’ve each recently faced, and the unexpected histories of their prized objects. Written with heartbreaking honesty and humor, this novel unfolds in the tender space that exists between staggering loss and the start of recovery, and it finds plenty of hope and laughter waiting there.

Author/Illustrator

Shawn K. Stout

Author

Shawn K. Stout is the author of several books for young readers, including A Tiny Piece of Sky (Philomel/PRH), which was a Bank Street Best Book. Shawn holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Maryland with her family.

Reviews

“Folksy third-person prose renders the characters’ alternating perspectives as well as varying digressions, making for a leisurely paced narrative that builds toward credible—including one fittingly offbeat—resolutions.”—Publishers Weekly

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BISAC 1: JUV039020 Juvenile Fiction – Social Themes – Adolescence & Coming Of Age
BISAC 2: JUV039030 Juvenile Fiction – Social Themes – Death, Grief, Bereavement
BISAC 3: JUV039060 Juvenile Fiction – Social Themes – Friendship