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When his grandfather becomes ill, a silent, solitary boy is taken in by a large foster family where he discovers his own feelings and new ways of relating to others.
Hardcover, 119 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by HarperCollins Publishers
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I found it interesting. If you've ever been deemed "different" in any negative way, you learn empathy for others in like straits. Having finished reading the book near the end of March, I've forgotten a lot, but I now recall that a grandfather can turn over a new leaf. That, too is worth a lot. I don't remember now whether enemies became friends or were overcome by a show of courage. Some things seemed less than ideal, such as a secondary source for learning important facts of human biology and ...more
Josh told me this was one of his favorite books as a kid and that he really wanted me to read it, so I finally did. The book was good overall, but a little bit upsetting for me personally. It might have more of an impact on other people than it did on me.
Patricia Windsor is the author of many books for young readers. Her book The Sandman's Eyes won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Mystery. Patricia Windsor lives and writes in Maryland.More about Patricia Windsor...