Thorndike Press


  • Julie Murphy
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432865358
  • ISBN-13: 9781432865351
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 542 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released June 2019
  • Bestsellers

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Young Adult - Large Print Standing Order Plan

Option Number: [1]

Offers the best of young adult literature in a large print format‚ designed for reading levels from grades 8 through 12 and beyond. These are high-appeal titles with adult crossover potential.



A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Now A Popular Netflix Feature Film

The Dumplin’ Series

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked. Then she takes a job at a fast-food joint and meets Private School Bo. Will isn’t surprised that she’s attracted to a hot former jock. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new self-assurance in their relationship, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant, to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does.

Age Range: 13-17 | Grade Level: 8-12 | Lexile Measure: 710L