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Under the Haystack

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ISBN-10: 1475199104

ISBN-13: 9781475199109

Edition: N/A

Authors: P. A. Engebrecht

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When her mother and her stepfather did not come home for dinner, Sandy had a sense of foreboding. But her mother had been late before, so Sandy hid her fears from her two younger sisters. Only later, getting up in the middle of the night and finding that her mother's clothes were gone, did she admit the horrible truth-they had been abandoned. Readers will be caught up in thirteen-year-old Sandy's attempt to shield her sisters from knowledge of the desertion and to keep them all together on their run-down, debt-ridden farm. She deceives the neighbors by inventing a sick aunt whom their mother is supposed to be visiting, earns small sums by doing odd jobs, and faces crises, big and small,…    
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Book details

List price: $8.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 8/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Pat Engebrecht grew up in the foothills of the Cascades in Oregon on a farm. She began writing seriously when challenged by an English professor who cited her work as some of the worse he had read! Under The Haystack was nominated for the Newbery Award, reviewed in the New York Times and Kirkus. A movie option was sold to a Canadian firm, Jodi Foster to play the lead. The option was not exercised. Ms. Engebrecht put aside her pen when she established her own construction firm, L&L Developers creating one of the first women-owned construction firms in Rochester, New York. She has taught tennis, platform tennis and writing. Presently she is the grandmother of nine, loves gardening and his…