Mick Harte Was Here

Book review by S. K. List, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Difficult life-death questions are meant for discussion.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 11+

A Sad, Humorous & Very Memorable Book About Choices

This book is a touching, realistic story revealing the importance of choices in life, and the consequences those choices may have, as well as dealing with the death of a loved one. It brings laughter, tears, and most importantly provokes thought (and hopefully discussion) about the choices we make. It includes a great message about bike safety. For a short engaging book, it's packed with importance. I read it every year to my 6th graders and we have great discussions. I wish that those who read it as 3rd or 4th graders would read it again when they get older.

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Educational value
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age 10+

Helping us all learn about a family coping with death.

Parents should read this book first then discuss with kids as they read the book. Excellent story about a family's reaction to the sudden death of a son. Tells about the families reactions to those who are trying to help but are saying the wrong things. Reasonable discussions for the usual questions about death and guilt.

This title has:

Educational value

Book Details

  • Author: Barbara Park
  • Genre: Family Life
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: January 1, 1995
  • Number of pages: 88
  • Last updated: June 24, 2015

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