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Moorhead Public Library J FOG (Text) 33500009578790 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 1561454249 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 9781561454242 (hc.)
  • Physical Description: 279 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree, c2007.

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Summary, etc.: In Florida, Anna Casey lives with what she hopes is the last in a long line of foster mothers, and Mica Delano lives with her father on their small boat, and when the two of them begin corresponding, they discover they have a lot in common.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 January #1
    With insight and compassion, Fogelin explores the complexities and rewards of friendship and family. Twelve-year-old foster child Anna, a quiet loner, hopes she's finally found a home in Tallahassee with biology teacher Miss Johnette. Outspoken 11-year-old Mica lives on a sailboat in the Keys with her increasingly absent father, a marine biologist. The girls, both nature lovers, become pen pals and "sorta sisters," as they exchange letters, shells, milkweed seeds, and support on issues such as how to fit in at school and Mica's father's alcoholism. Ultimately, through their shared joys and difficulties, both girls find new strength and understanding. The lively, third-person narrative alternates between each girl's perspective, and the frequently inserted letters bring intimacy and depth to the characters. Lovely sepia drawings by the author depict wildlife and the packages that the girls send to each other throughout the novel. A heartfelt story that shows the many factors that create family, friends, and home. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ADRIAN FOGELIN is the author of several novels for middle readers and young adults. She lives in Florida. Visit her website at:

Subject: Florida Fiction
Letters Fiction
Alcoholism Fiction
Single-parent families Fiction
Foster home care Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Florida Juvenile fiction
Letters Juvenile fiction
Alcoholism Juvenile fiction
Single-parent families Juvenile fiction
Foster home care Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
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