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Carey, Janet Lee.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004.
IL 3-6
ISBN 0689856040
This cannot be happening!  Zoe knows her dad is having trouble finding a new job.  He has lost his college teaching job and his bookstore has gone bust but things can't be that bad!  Now they have lost their rental home.  What are they going to do?  They sell everything and load into the van and leave Tillerman for good.  They are off to find work.  After all, what good is a Ph.D. in English if you can't pay the rent?  After months of looking, dad finally finds work in a town in Oregon and decides to settle there.  But without first and last month's rent, they are forced to continue living in the van.  When Zoe begins school, she knows she has to keep her living arrangements a secret from everyone.  But how will she be able to fit in when she is keeping such a big secret?
SUBJECTS:     Homeless persons -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.


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