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After the death of his mother, 11-year-old Preston Davis, a.k.a. Buckaroo, gets packed off to live in Cotton Patch, Arkansas, with his great-aunt. He doesn't know what's worst: Aunt Eugenia and her flamboyant ways, missing his mother something fierce, feeling resentful that his newly remarried father doesn't want him around, or being forced to rake leaves with Ivy Johnson, ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published August 10th 1999 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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A children’s book set in segregated Arkansas shows a world in the midst of change. While some welcome the changes, others don’t and this novel is very apt at showing this in social and personal ways. The protagonist is a believable little boy, filled with typical boyish mischief but also grief about his altered life: his dead mother, his father’s over-hasty new marriage and his subsequent dismissal by his father when his son proves too much to handle.

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