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Hill, Elizabeth Starr.
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2004
IL 3-6, RL 3.7
ISBN 0374317127
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Ben has always loved the Fourth of July.  Living in rural Florida with his great-grandmother, his life was a simple one but a happy one.  But then there's Elliot -- the know-it-all boy from up North.  He's always putting Ben down and making fun of the little town.  When Elliot gets the puppy that Ben wants, it is just too much.  And now Elliot is trying to ruin the Fouth of July too.  He dares Ben to set off some fireworks even though it is too dangerous.  Will Ben give in and risk a forest fire?
SUBJECTS:      Self-perception -- Fiction.
                          Country life -- Florida -- Fiction.
                          Orphans -- Fiction.
                          Fourth of July -- Fiction.
                          Forest fires -- Fiction.
                          Florida -- Fiction.


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