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A Prize for Edie   By: (1916-1986)

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A Prize for Edie by Jesse F. Bone is a heartwarming and uplifting tale that explores the power of determination and friendship. The story revolves around Edie, a young girl who dreams of winning the prestigious Grand Prize at her school's science fair.

From the very beginning, readers are drawn into Edie's world, which is filled with curiosity and an unwavering belief in herself. Her passion and enthusiasm for science are endearing, making her a relatable protagonist whom readers will immediately root for. As she embarks on her quest for the Grand Prize, Edie encounters challenges and setbacks that test her resolve.

The author's writing style is simple yet captivating, making it easy for readers of all ages to follow along. The pacing of the story is excellent, with just the right balance between action, dialogue, and introspection. The narrative effortlessly combines elements of adventure and suspense, keeping readers engaged from start to finish.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is the depiction of supportive friendships. Edie's friends rally behind her and provide much-needed encouragement and assistance throughout her journey. This emphasis on the importance of friendship adds depth to the story, highlighting the significance of having a strong support system in achieving one's goals.

Furthermore, Bone skillfully incorporates scientific concepts into the narrative, making the subject matter accessible and interesting for young readers. Readers will not only be entertained by Edie's story but also learn about various scientific principles in a fun and engaging way.

Perhaps the most inspiring aspect of A Prize for Edie is the underlying message it conveys - that with determination, hard work, and a little bit of ingenuity, dreams can come true. Edie's unwavering belief in herself and her refusal to give up, even in the face of challenges, serve as a powerful reminder to readers of all ages that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to.

In summary, A Prize for Edie by Jesse F. Bone is a delightful and inspiring story that will captivate readers of all ages. It combines elements of adventure, friendship, and scientific curiosity to create a perfect blend of entertainment and education. This book is a must-read for anyone in search of a heartwarming tale that encourages perseverance and the pursuit of dreams.

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The Committee had, unquestionably, made a mistake. There was no doubt that Edie had achieved the long sought cancer cure ... but awarding the Nobel Prize was, nonetheless, a mistake ...

The letter from America arrived too late. The Committee had regarded acceptance as a foregone conclusion, for no one since Boris Pasternak had turned down a Nobel Prize. So when Professor Doctor Nels Christianson opened the letter, there was not the slightest fear on his part, or on that of his fellow committeemen, Dr. Eric Carlstrom and Dr. Sven Eklund, that the letter would be anything other than the usual routine acceptance.

"At last we learn the identity of this great research worker," Christianson murmured as he scanned the closely typed sheets. Carlstrom and Eklund waited impatiently, wondering at the peculiar expression that fixed itself on Christianson's face. Fine beads of sweat appeared on the professor's high narrow forehead as he laid the letter down. "Well," he said heavily, "now we know."

"Know what?" Eklund demanded. "What does it say? Does she accept?"

"She accepts," Christianson said in a peculiar half strangled tone as he passed the letter to Eklund. "See for yourself."

Eklund's reaction was different... Continue reading book >>

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