The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex Gabrielle Williams

The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex

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Book Title
The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex
Author
Gabrielle Williams
ISBN
9781554989416
When one of the most famous paintings in the world is stolen, four young lives are changed, for four very different reasons. The Guy decides to have a house party while his parents are out of town. The Girl is adjusting to life in a new country. The Artist has discovered that forgery is a lucrative business. And his Ex, mother of his baby, is just trying to make ends meet. As Guy, a feckless high-school senior, plans the party of the year, Rafi worries about her mother, who is still grieving over the drowning death of Rafi's little brother back in Bolivia and haunted by the specter of La Llorona, the weeping ghost who steals children. Meanwhile, Rafi's uncle is an art dealer involved in a scheme to steal one of the most famous paintings in the world, but he needs the forgery skills of Luke, a talented artist who has just split up with his girlfriend, Penny, who wants nothing more than to get him back to be a proper father to Joshie, the baby Rafi babysits. Engaging, provocative, darkly humorous and fast-paced, with a shocking and near-tragic ending, when Rafi's mother's grief tips over into mental illness. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Gabrielle WilliamsPublisher: Groundwood BooksPublished: 03/01/2017ISBN: 9781554989416Pages: 256Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.60dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/02/2017Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2017School Library Journal 02/01/2017 pg. 109Shelf Awareness 03/31/2017Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 515481 / Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His ExReading Level: 5.4 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 9

When one of the most famous paintings in the world is stolen, four young lives are changed, for four very different reasons.

The Guy decides to have a house party while his parents are out of town. The Girl is adjusting to life in a new country. The Artist has discovered that forgery is a lucrative business. And his Ex, mother of his baby, is just trying to make ends meet.

As Guy, a feckless high-school senior, plans the party of the year, Rafi worries about her mother, who is still grieving over the drowning death of Rafi's little brother back in Bolivia and haunted by the specter of La Llorona, the weeping ghost who steals children.

Meanwhile, Rafi's uncle is an art dealer involved in a scheme to steal one of the most famous paintings in the world, but he needs the forgery skills of Luke, a talented artist who has just split up with his girlfriend, Penny, who wants nothing more than to get him back to be a proper father to Joshie, the baby Rafi babysits.

Engaging, provocative, darkly humorous and fast-paced, with a shocking and near-tragic ending, when Rafi's mother's grief tips over into mental illness.


Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6

Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Gabrielle Williams
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Published: 03/01/2017
ISBN: 9781554989416
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/02/2017
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2017
School Library Journal 02/01/2017 pg. 109
Shelf Awareness 03/31/2017

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 515481 / Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex
Reading Level: 5.4 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 9

When one of the most famous paintings in the world is stolen, four young lives are changed, for four very different reasons.

The Guy decides to have a house party while his parents are out of town. The Girl is adjusting to life in a new country. The Artist has discovered that forgery is a lucrative business. And his Ex, mother of his baby, is just trying to make ends meet.

As Guy, a feckless high-school senior, plans the party of the year, Rafi worries about her mother, who is still grieving over the drowning death of Rafi's little brother back in Bolivia and haunted by the specter of La Llorona, the weeping ghost who steals children.

Meanwhile, Rafi's uncle is an art dealer involved in a scheme to steal one of the most famous paintings in the world, but he needs the forgery skills of Luke, a talented artist who has just split up with his girlfriend, Penny, who wants nothing more than to get him back to be a proper father to Joshie, the baby Rafi babysits.

Engaging, provocative, darkly humorous and fast-paced, with a shocking and near-tragic ending, when Rafi's mother's grief tips over into mental illness.


Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6

Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Gabrielle Williams
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Published: 03/01/2017
ISBN: 9781554989416
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/02/2017
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2017
School Library Journal 02/01/2017 pg. 109
Shelf Awareness 03/31/2017

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 515481 / Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex
Reading Level: 5.4 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 9