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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library J HUN (Text) 33500013062666 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J HUN (Text) 33500013062674 New Checked out 02/14/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library j HUN (Text) 35500006185282 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399175152
  • ISBN: 0399175156
  • ISBN: 9780698196940
  • ISBN: 0698196945
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
Delsie loves tracking the weather, living with her grandmother, and the support of friends and neighbors, but misses having a "regular family," especially after her best friend outgrows her.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    It's a summer of change for Delsie when a longtime friend is drawn away into the orbit of a mean girl. Raised by her grandmother alone since her grandfather's death, Delsie lives in a small, tight-knit neighborhood on Cape Cod, where Grammy cleans guest cottages to support them. When someone asks Delsie what it's like to be an orphan, her apparent abandonment by her parents seems to matter as never before. On the other hand, a new kid with a chip on his shoulder gradually opens up to become a new friend she can count on. The first-person narrative clearly shows Delsie's heightened emotional state as she grapples with increasing doubts. But with Grammy's love and homespun wisdom, other supportive adults around her, and a reliable new friend, Delsie ultimately finds all she needs to become more self-assured. In addition to telling Delsie's story in an involving way, Hunt vividly portrays the underlying us-and-them mentality shared by locals in a seaside community that relies on outside visitors. As sweet and summery as lemonade. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lynda Mullaly Hunt is the author of New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree and Bank Street Best Book One for the Murphys. She's a former teacher, and holds writers retreats for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, impetuous beagle, and beagle-loathing cat.

Subject: Grandmothers > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Juvenile fiction.
Family life > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Fiction.
Families > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Neighborliness > Fiction.
Weather > Fiction.
Cape Cod (Mass.) > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings.
Massachusetts > Cape Cod.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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