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When the Bough Breaks

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Millie’s is a small family — just a mother, a father, a small brother, Hamish, and her. Both her parents had been orphaned (and were introduced in Watts’ novel Flower), but the family they created was tight-knit and loving. When Millie’s mother announces that she is pregnant, it seems life is perfect. They have each other, and, although the Great Depression has brought har ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published August 14th 2007 by Tundra Books (first published August 1st 2007)
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Jan 26, 2009 Jenn rated it liked it
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Rating: R
Grade: 4-7
Author: Irene Watts
Title: When the Bough Breaks
Publisher: Tundra Books
Copyright: 2007
Price: 9.95

# ISBN-10: 0887768210
# ISBN-13: 978-0887768217

Reviewer: Jenn Good Date: 02/01/2009

This is a sad and touching story about a Canadian girl, Millie, during the Great Depression. Her mother announces being with child, and despite the hard times, things seem extraordinarily happy for Millie’s family. Shortly after the birth, Millie’s mother dies. This tragic event forces
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Certainly not very original. A predictable plot line. But still an enjoyable book. Reminds me of little house on the prairie. A nice escape from the real world.
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