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Harley, Bill

Charlie Bumpers vs. the End of the Year

(3) 4-6 Illustrated by Adam Gustavson. As fourth grade winds down, Charlie learns that his best friend Hector, who's being bullied, is moving back to Chile. Grappling with the sadness of both, Charlie begins a well-intentioned if misguided campaign to prevent Hector from leaving. This seventh series installment is a complex portrayal of bullying and the importance of friendship. Black-and-white India-ink and watercolor spot illustrations highlight the action throughout.

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