What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

UNSOLVED: One specific book > Children’s book: boy’s come from Ireland(?) and are called by unusual names

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message 1: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 17 comments All I remember about this children’s book is that the main character’s parents were called Ma and Ta and may have come from Ireland. I believe the MC has a conversation with his dad about apples or potatoes and says something like “Ta speaks like that because he came from Ireland...” narrative is first person. I believe the cover was light green and had a drawing of the boy and his dad on the cover. Probably published in the 1970s or 80s by what I remember about the cover. It may have been a weekly reader or scholastic book.
Anyone know this one?

message 2: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 17 comments I would have read this somewhere around 1986-1989

message 3: by Kris (last edited Oct 07, 2018 02:45PM) (new)

Kris | 36637 comments Mod
Dawn, what is the story's time period and location (country, location, big city/small town)?

What's the tone - funny, angsty, sad/somber, coming of age, etc.?

Can you tell us more about the boy - skills/interests/hobbies, personality, siblings, pets, etc.?

message 4: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 21140 comments Probably Ma and Da, if they were from Ireland.

message 5: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40728 comments Mod
Dawn, are you still looking for this or did you find it?

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