From Ant to Eagle

From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle

It’s the summer before grade six and Calvin Sinclair is bored to tears. He’s recently moved from a big city to a small town and there’s nothing to do. It’s hot, he has no friends and the only kid around is his six-year-old brother, Sammy, who can barely throw a basketball as high as the hoop. So Cal occupies his time by getting his brother to do almost anything: from collecting ants to doing Calvin’s chores. And Sammy is all too eager – as long as it means getting a “Level” and moving one step closer to his brother’s Eagle status.

When Calvin meets Aleta Alvarado, a new girl who shares his love for Goosebumps books and adventure, Sammy is pushed aside. Cal feels guilty but not enough to change. At least not until a diagnosis makes things at home start falling apart and he’s left wondering whether Sammy will ever complete his own journey… (From the author’s web page)

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by Kaela on Red Cedar Book Awards

This was a very good book. It had lots of interesting parts in it. This book has a lot of detail. This book was not my top favourite

by jake on Red Cedar Book Awards

It was a must read book it was really sad i did't cry but it was still really good its my favorite book yet.

by kherington on Red Cedar Book Awards

This book is AWESOME because they show it from every ones point of view and it wasn't a really hard read.

by Skye GT on Red Cedar Book Awards

I give this book a rating of 5 stares because it was a really heartwarming book and it was sad and it made me know more about the hospital and the world.

by HannahGTES on Red Cedar Book Awards

This book is a heartwarming story of little Sammy and his courageous battle against cancer. The only reason he died is that Calvin made the dumbest mistake in history and didn't follow the hospital rules and died of pneumonia. I gave this book a rating of 5 because this book hits very close to home because it unleashed my worst nightmare of what might happen to all my relatives that have/had cancer. The best book ever! I couldn't stop crying in the middle of class.

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