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Park, Barbara
New York : Knopf, 1983
IL 5-8
ISBN 0394858115 
Lillian Pinkerton would like to believe that names will never hurt you but she feels hurt every time she hears the kids calling her Beanpole. She started growing in first grade and hasn't stopped since. Now thirteen, she seems to tower over everyone. Her friends, Drew and Belinda, tell her not to worry about her height but its hard. When a boy asks Lillian to dance at the Christmas dance, she begins to feel that everything will be OK. That is until she finds out that another boy bet him $5.00 to dance with her. Lillian is so depressed. Will she figure out that what is inside is more important than what is on the outside? Read BEANPOLE to find out.
SUBJECTS:     Size -- Fiction.


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