Belle Prater's Boy

ISBN-10: 0374306680
ISBN-13: 9780374306687
Edition: N/A
Authors: Ruth White
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Description: Around 5:00 a.m. on a warm Sunday morning on October 1953, my Aunt Belle left her bed and vanished from the face of the earth. Everyone in Coal Station, Virginia, has a theory about what happened to Belle Prater, but twelve-year-old Gypsy wants the  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 3/26/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Around 5:00 a.m. on a warm Sunday morning on October 1953, my Aunt Belle left her bed and vanished from the face of the earth. Everyone in Coal Station, Virginia, has a theory about what happened to Belle Prater, but twelve-year-old Gypsy wants the facts, and when her cousin Woodrow, Aunt Belle's son moves next door, she has her chance. Woodrow isn't as forthcoming as Gypsy hopes, yet he becomes more than just a curiosity to her-- during their sixth-grade year she finds that they have enough in common to be best friends. Even so, Gypsy is puzzled by Woodrow's calm acceptance of his mother's disappearance, especially since she herself has never gotten over her father's death. When Woodrow finally reveals that he's been keeping a secret about his mother, Gypsy begins to understand that there are different ways of finding the strength to face the truth, no matter how painful it is. A Newbery Honor Book.

Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn has had a diverse twenty-year career as a journalist. Her work has appeared in publications including Associated Press, USA Today, Essence, Vibe and more. She lives in Los Angeles.Ruth White is the author of many award-winning books for children and young adults, including the Newbery Honor BookBelle Prater’s Boyand its sequel,The Search for Belle Prater. Her newest book,A Month of Sundays, will be available from FSG in October 2011. She lives in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.

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