Robyn ; ill. by Allen Garns.
THE GIFT STONE
New York : A.A. Knopf, 1998.
IL K-3 RL 5.9
Jean. She lives in South Australia. Her home is nothing like
you've ever seen. She and her parents live underground. They
are opal miners and live in the mines. Jean longs to live above ground
with windows that let in the sunlight. Her grandparents live like
that and she would love to go live with them but her parents say no.
Her grandparents can't afford to support a growing girl. One night,
Jean is helping her aunt in the kitchen when her aunt drops her glasses
down behind the stove. When Jean reaches in to get the glasses, she
feels something in the wall. Could it be an opal? If it is,
can it help her get her wish to live above ground. To find out, read
THE GIFT STONE by Robyn Eversole.
Opal mines and mining -- Fiction.
Australia -- Fiction.
Grandparents -- Fiction.
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