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Paterson, Katherine.
New York : Clarion Books, 2002
IL 5-8, RL 5.
ISBN 0618247440
Angel and Bernie have never had it easy.  Their dad's in jail and  mom is none too stable.  They have been in and out of foster care but Angel remains hopeful that things will get better.  They've been living with their mother in Burlington for about a year now and visiting their dad every Saturday.  Things could work out.  But one Saturday, their mother packs the kids up and drives to a rural part of the state.  There they meet their great grandmother.  Before they know it, they've been left once again.  Their life is now one of loneliness and eating canned peaches and beans.  It's obvious that grandma doesn't want them there.  She spends most of her time wrapped in a blanket sitting on the rocking chair.  Angel finds herself in the role of the caregiver for both Bernie and Grandma.  If it wasn't for the mysterious starman who Angel meets in the field, she would have nothing to look forward to.  But who is this strange man?
SUBJECTS:     Family problems -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Great-grandmothers -- Fiction.
                        Self-reliance -- Fiction.


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