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Lord, Cynthia.
New York : Scholastic, 2010
IL 3-6, RL 3.6
ISBN 0545035317
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Eleven-year-old Tess and her family live on an island in Maine. After Tessís best friend and her family have moved off the island, the state decides that there are not enough students to run  the one-room schoolhouse. Faced with the decision to close the school and send their children to the mainland, the families decide to take in foster children to help the school with student enrollment. Tess anxiously awaits the arrival of Aaron, the thirteen-year-old boy her family is expecting. But Aaron is nothing like the foster kids in the books she has read. Aaron does not trust anyone and locks himself away, playing his trumpet.  He really wants to be back with his mother who is unwilling to change for him. But Tess has a plan which she hopes will make things better for all.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2011-2012)
SUBJECTS:     Foster home care -- Fiction.
                        Luck -- Fiction.
                        Islands -- Fiction.
                        Maine -- Fiction.

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