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Publisher Comments:

A heartwarming family story set during the Depression that reads like a classic.

Everyone's been down on their luck since the Depression hit. But as long as Mary Bayliss Pettigrew has her beloved older brother, Leo, to pull pranks with, even the hardest times can be fun. Then one day, there's a terrible accident, and when Bayliss wakes up afterward, she must face the heartbreaking prospect of life without Leo.

And that's when her parents break the news: they're going to be fostering two homeless little girls, and Bayliss can't bear the thought of anyone taking Leo's place. But opening her heart to these weary travelers might just be the key to rebuilding her grieving family.

Synopsis:

In Depression-era Alabama, twelve-year-old Mary Bayliss Pettigrew struggles to understand why her beloved older brother, Leo, died and whether she, miraculously, survived for some special purpose.

About the Author

Sandra Forrester is the author of several historical fiction novels and is also the author of the Beatrice Bailey Magical Adventure series. She has a master’s degree in library and information studies and lives in Alabama. This is her first novel for Knopf.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375853661
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - Siblings
Author:
Forrester, Sandra
Author:
Sandra Forrester
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090811
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
3-7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Age Level:
8-12

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Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Death and Dying

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"Synopsis" by , In Depression-era Alabama, twelve-year-old Mary Bayliss Pettigrew struggles to understand why her beloved older brother, Leo, died and whether she, miraculously, survived for some special purpose.
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