A big mystery surrounds Woodrow's family. His mother, Belle Prater, simply disappeared, and no one knows why. So when he goes to live next door to his cousin, Gypsy, she finds that the two of them have a lot to sort out together. Soon they become best friends and join forces on a quest that sends out plenty of ripples through the local community. ...
A big mystery surrounds Woodrow's family. His mother, Belle Prater, simply disappeared, and no one knows why. So when he goes to live next door to his cousin, Gypsy, she finds that the two of them have a lot to sort out together. Soon they become best friends and join forces on a quest that sends out plenty of ripples through the local community. Humour and mystery combine to create unforgettable characters and an award-winning story that will appeal to all readers.
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Publishers Weekly, 1996-03-11 Returning to the early `50s, western Virginia setting of Sweet Creek Holler and Weeping Willow, White serves up a novel so fresh that readers can practically smell the lilacs and the blossoming fruit trees. Gypsy, the 12-year-old narrator, is all excited when her cousin Woodrow moves in with their grandparents next door-Woodrow's mother, married to a coal miner in a remote holler, has disappeared without a trace, and Gypsy hopes that Woodrow will divulge some new clues. Instead, she gets a best friend, someone who, in spite of unwelcome attention for having crossed eyes and being "Belle Prater's boy," charms everyone in school with his good-natured if mischievous wit. Gypsy cannot understand Woodrow's self-possession in the wake of his mother's desertion, but Woodrow, on the other hand, understands Gypsy's pain at her father's long-ago suicide better than Gypsy does. Pitching her narrative in a genial, mountain-folks twang, White creates vivacious, memorable characters whose openheartedness should not be mistaken for na?vet?. She gives her protagonists the courage to face tragedy and transcend it-and the ability to pass along that gift to the reader. Ages 12-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1998-02-09 PW gave a starred review to this Newbery Honor book about the friendship between a sorrowing 12-year-old girl and an unusual boy in 1950s Western Virginia: "so fresh that readers can practically smell the lilacs and the blossoming fruit trees." Ages 10-up. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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