Mick Harte Was Here

Barbara Park

“How might somebody like Mick die”? He was the child who freaked out his
mother by placing a ceramic eye in a defrosted rooster, the child who did a wild
dance in entrance of the entire school–and the child who, if solely he had worn his
bicycle helmet, would nonetheless be alive as we speak. However now Phoebe Harte’s
twelve-year-old brother is gone, and Phoebe’s world has turned the other way up.
Together with her trademark candor and compassion, beloved middle-grade author Barbara
Park tells how Phoebe copes along with her painful loss on this story full of
disappointment, humor–and hope. Chosen by “Publishers Weekly” as one among their
Greatest Books of 1996. “A full-fledged and absolutely convincing drama” ( “Publishers
Weekly” ).