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Levin, Betty

New York : Greenwillow, 1988.
IL 5-8 RL 6.3
Grammary is a delightful grandmother. She's a bit unconventional, but that doesn't matter to Merkka Weir, her granddaughter. Grandma's specialty is welding. She repairs school busses and tractors -- but she makes welded birds and squirrels -- a huge sculpture of the watchdog rescued on the old wreck off the coast is one of her best pieces. The trouble with Grammary is the feud she's having with Russell Leeward, the town official who wants to clean up the shoreline - especially Grammary's junk pile which interferes with the otherwise splendid view from the hill where the richer folks live. Merkka gets involved because Mr. Leeward tries to get her to persuade her grandma to move. He shows her the beautiful gray house, where she'd have a room all her own, and she gets invited to his daughter's birthday party. Merkka struggles with the temptation.
SUBJECTS:      Grandmothers -- Fiction.
                         Maine -- Fiction.
                         Sculptors -- Fiction.
                          Refuse and refuse disposal -- Fiction.
                          Recycling (Waste) -- Fiction.


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