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The fire, the water, and Maudie McGinn  Cover Image Book Book

The fire, the water, and Maudie McGinn / Sally J. Pla.

Pla, Sally J., (author.).


Follows thirteen-year-old neurodivergent Maudie during an eventful summer in California with her father, where she struggles with whether to share a terrible secret about life with her mom and stepdad.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063268791 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0063268795 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 324 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Each wave is a new start."--Cover.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 up. Quill Tree Books.
Grades 4-6. Quill Tree Books.
Awards Note:
Schneider Family Book Award, 2024
Subject: Neurodiversity > Fiction.
Autistic youth > Fiction.
Self-acceptance > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Divorced parents > Fiction.
Abused children > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J PLA S (Text) 33126025187174 JFiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J PLA S (Text) 33126025187125 JFiction Available -
Independence Branch J PLA S (Text) 33126026329353 J New Fiction Available -

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