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Friesen, Gayle
New York : Kids Can Press Ltd., 2000.
ISBN 1550747819
Can you imagine how it feels to be the only male in a house full of females?  Fifteen year old Ben Conrad has to deal with living with three sisters and his mother, while handling the constant bullying of a high school classmate. One more female in the house is more than he can take.  However, when Great-Aunt Frieda comes to visit, Ben begins to get in touch with his family's Mennonite background and Russian heritage.  As he learns about his deceased father's family, can Ben also learn to control the anger that is building in him?  Will Ben be able to help himself and his family finally get past their grief and become a real family again?  Gayle Freisen's Men of Stone helps the reader to see that a heart full of anger or grief can become numb, and that we all need to find the rhythm inside us that guides our steps.  (Donnah Phillips,, Library Media Specialist, C.O. Wilson Middle School, Nederland, Texas)
SUBJECTS:     Teenagers -- Fiction.
                        Great-aunts -- Fiction.
                        Russia -- Fiction.


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