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The Noonday Friends
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Boy stays up all night [s]

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message 1: by Sue (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:16PM) (new) - added it

Sue (suekerr) | 24 comments A paperback I read in the early 80's. Family with three kids, youngest boy named Mitchell who has a dream of staying up all night long. For his birthday, his father takes him on a walking tour through the City all night long. The daughter (who I think is the narrator) has a friend named Simone or Siobhan. I think the family was working class and Dad is unemployed so times are tough.

Ring a bell?

message 2: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 108 comments The book is the Noonday Friends, by Mary Stoltz. The story is mostly about Franny, the daughter, and her friend Simone -- both families are broke and living in New York in a brownstone, and in one chapter the little brother gets to stay up all night as his birthday present. The father is an artist (which is why they're broke!).

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