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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Children's Book: lonely lady living in trailer finds kitten. [s]

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message 1: by Alyssa (last edited May 12, 2020 08:37PM) (new) - added it

Alyssa Evans (a-madwoman) | 3 comments A children's book that my Mom read to me I think around ages 10-12? Not sure that was the age range, but that's the age I received the book, which would have been 12-14 years ago.

The plot was pretty simple: A lonely woman, who wears many layers of colourful clothing, lives in a trailer by herself, and then finds a kitten. (Might be a puppy or a bird, but I am pretty sure it was a tiny white kitten.)

The art was really beautiful... like definitely not silly cartoons. It was ART. Like hand-painted.

I think the lady was suppose to be a romani woman? If not culturally, she was at least coded in that vibe.

I think the name of the book was the main character's name??

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Rainbowheart | 16278 comments Was this a picture book or a child's novel?

About how many pages long?

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Alyssa Evans (a-madwoman) | 3 comments Rainbowheart wrote: "Was this a picture book or a child's novel?

About how many pages long?"

I dont know page number, but it was a picture book! My mom remember's the name now, it was called "Long Nelly" but even now that I have the exact name I can't find it online anywhere!!!!!!

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Alyssa Evans (a-madwoman) | 3 comments LONG NELLIE* !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! got it haha

message 5: by Kris (last edited May 12, 2020 11:55PM) (new)

Kris | 33536 comments Mod
Glad you found your book, Alyssa. Here's the link - Long Nellie by Deborah Turney Zagwyn.

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