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Publisher Comments:

A young girl comes to terms with the father she thought didnt love her.

“Your daddy isnt a bad man,” Aunty Rose said. “He just doesnt have anything to do with us. So why do you keep asking?”

It seems like everything eleven-year-old Willa Mae wants to know just isnt proper material for her curiosity. But some mysteries have a way of unraveling on their own. When her long-absent father returns after the war and sets about laying claim, Willa Mae finds her quiet country life suddenly stirred into a mix of buried secrets. Why does Grandpa despise her daddy, and what does it have to do with Mamas death? But before Willa Mae can find the answers to these questions, she is pulled away from her rural Illinois home to begin a new life with her father across the river in Oklahoma. As pleased as Willa Mae is to finally have her daddy back, she misses her home and wants desperately to return. Will she be forced to choose one side of the family over the other?

In this beautifully written novel set in the late 1940s, Sharelle Byars Moranville explores a critical time in a young girls life, as Willa Mae comes to accept her parents, her sense of home, and especially what it means to be loved.

Synopsis:

It seems like everything 11-year-old Willa Mae wants to know just isn't proper material for her curiosity. But some mysteries have a way of unraveling on their own. When her long-absent father returns after the war, Willa Mae finds her quiet country life suddenly stirred into a mix of buried secrets.

About the Author

Sharelle Byars Moranville is a professor of writing and literature. This is her first novel for young readers. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805070491
Author:
Moranville, Sharelle Byars
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Grandparents
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Secrets.
Subject:
Situations / New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues/Death
Subject:
Dying
Subject:
Family - Parents
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
107-548
Publication Date:
20021011
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.80x6.30x.84 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , It seems like everything 11-year-old Willa Mae wants to know just isn't proper material for her curiosity. But some mysteries have a way of unraveling on their own. When her long-absent father returns after the war, Willa Mae finds her quiet country life suddenly stirred into a mix of buried secrets.
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