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Mamas Going To Buy You a Mockingbird

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  275 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A Jean Little Classic Jeremy is not having a good summer. His best friends have moved away, and he has to stay at the cottage with only his little sister and Aunt Margery. His parents have remained in the city so his father can have an operation.

When Jeremy finally sees him again, he finds out that his father has cancer and isn't going to get better. Suddenly, everything i
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Published August 2nd 2005 by Puffin (first published August 20th 1985)
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Jasmine
I fucking love this book even now that I'm old enough to use the word "fucking."
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5 stars for the inviting cover and for the classic Jean Little content.

Sensitive treatment of 11 year old Jeremy and his younger sister, summer vacationing at the lake with their paternal aunt, whilst waiting expectantly for their parents' to join them. Father is ill, but they haven't been told more. This is a ya journey through a parent's discovery of cancer and its impact on the family.

Characters are a joy to meet as described by Canadian author, Jean Little. Believable and true to age depicte
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Nina Mielke
Jul 07, 2008 Nina Mielke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jeremy und Sarah machen Urlaub im Ferienhaus. Doch in diesem Jahr ist etwas anders: Sie verbringen ihren Urlaub nicht mit Mama und Papa, sondern mit ihrer Tante. Das liegt daran, dass Jeremys Vater (ein Lehrer) vor den Ferien plötzlich ins Krankenhaus musste. Jeremy und seine Schwester wissen nicht, was der Vater für eine Krankheit hat und wünschen sich nichts sehnlicher, als dass er schnell wieder gesund.
Sarah ist noch zu klein um all das zu verstehen, doch die Mutter vertraut Jeremy an, dass d
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Rebekah
Oct 05, 2015 Rebekah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fred Ann
Through Jerem'y experiences we experience, the death of his father, the undertaking of getting a kitten, the death of a chickadee and how experiences such as these cause us to mature developing a broader understanding of life. AS Jeremy matures he make a friend of a friendless girl who is alone as his understanding of being an individual develops. definitely a A good read!
Shannon
Aug 05, 2014 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book as a teenager and remembered liking it, so I picked it up again recently. I really enjoyed it, but it is a sad book. Good book for teenagers dealing with loss.
Meaghan Ethier
Jun 21, 2013 Meaghan Ethier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice story.
Sunny
Sep 28, 2008 Sunny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
many opstacles can come through life!!!!!!
Stephanie
Jun 10, 2007 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jean Little is a thoroughly gifted adolescent-fiction writer. Also check out 'Look Through My Window.'
Debbie Tanner
Mar 22, 2012 Debbie Tanner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super sad story but great characters that are very believable. If a child is dealing with cancer in their family, this would be a great book to recommend.
Katie
Feb 16, 2016 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book when I was in middle school. Really good easy to read.
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Jan 16, 2014 Chelsea C rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves, owned
I absolutely love this book, it's one of my childhood favourites.
Emma
Feb 09, 2010 Emma rated it liked it
Not one of my favourites ... to be completely honest. Still a good read, it almost made me cry. To me it was lacking that "Jean-Little-charm" I'm so used to.
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Jean Little is a Canadian author, born in Taiwan. Her work has mainly consisted of children's literature, but she has also written two autobiographies: Little by Little and Stars Come Out Within. Little has been partially blind since birth as a result of scars on her cornea and is frequently accompanied by a guide dog.
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