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Byars, Betsy
New York : HarperTrophy, 1990.
IL 3-6 RL 5.2 .
ISBN 0590339419  

The summer Jimmie's father died, he got super scared. He lost all his daring and actually wondered why people would jay-walk or drive in a car when that could kill them as quickly as his dad's accident in the mines killed him. When Uncle Pete walks across thin ice on a dare, Jimmie adds guilt to his fear. Things don't seem to get better even after CC -- 92 but claims to be 100 -- stays for the Christmas holidays and has the other twin bed in Jimmie's room. But then he seems to see his family in a new light. Everything is clear and the old man isn't too old to be a help to Jimmie.

SUBJECTS:          Death -- Fiction
                            Family life -- Fiction


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