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Johnston, Julie
New York : Tundra Books, 1998.
IL 5-8
ISBN 088776441X
The summer of 1904 may be the last one that 16 year old Fred Dickinson will be able to spend at his grandparents' cottage in Ontario. Fred's father is after him to get a job instead of playing all summer. Fred spends his summer enjoying being with his family, cousins and friends despite his feelings of inadequacy because of a stutter and clumsiness. He even experiences his first love. Throughout the story, Fred is also involved in an old mystery. This book draws on the diary entries of the real Fred Dickinson who kept his diary during the summer of 1904.
SUBJECTS:     Family life -- Fiction


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