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Hesse, Karen.
New York : Scholastic, 1998
IL 3-6
ISBN 0590033824
Juice rarely goes to school even though she knows she should.  School is just so hard.  All the letters and numbers just jump all over the pages and Juice never gets the words right.  Her teacher tries to help, but Juice is just too embarrassed to stay in school.  Every morning Ma sends her off with her sisters, but usually along the way, Juice decided to stay with Pa instead.  Pa is out of work, again, and seems to like having Juice around.  Pa never sends Juice back to school.  Then one day, Juice finds out two secrets.  The one about Pa surprises her but the secret that could take away their home scares Juice.  This secret they can never tell Ma, not now with her being so sick with the baby on the way.  Juice knows she has to help Pa make things better before Ma finds out.  What are these terrible secrets?  Read JUST JUICE by Karen Hesse to find out.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
SUBJECTS:     Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
                        Family life -- Fiction
                        Literacy -- Fiction


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