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Fleischman, Sid.
New York : Greenwillow, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 6.0
ISBN 0060519630
After their mother disappears, twelve-year-old Kevin and his older sister find themselves on the run.  Someone has been stalking them in there Albuquerque home and they decide that it isn't safe to stay any longer.  So they pack their things up in the car and off they go.  They end up at Venice, California and try to blend in to the local scene.  Actually, Venice Beach has such an odd assortment of inhabitants, that it isn't hard to blend in.  The kids change their names and go in search of some form of income.  Kevin teams up with a watermelon juggler and becomes his hat man.  Holly is able to continue her love of opera by singing for tips on the beach.  Things are going well for the kids.  But can this keep up?  Will the stalker find them here?  And what could he possibly want?
SUBJECTS:     Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Stalking -- Fiction.
                        Beaches -- Fiction.
                        Opera -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction.


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