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Van Leeuwen, Jean

New York : Dial Books, 1996
IL 3-6 RL 4.8
ISBN 0140381538
Twig can not believe what has happened. How could it be real? How could her family be falling apart? Her parents have told Twig and Nathan that they are getting a divorce. Her father has moved out, her mother is lost in her own sadness and her brother spends all his time playing basketball or locked in his room. Twig is all alone in her misery. She tries to keep the household going but after ruining her brother's laundry and burning dinner, she just doesn't see how she can. Grandma Ruthie comes to visit and everything seems OK for a few days. After Grandma leaves, Twig's mother starts spending hours and hours planting a garden in the back yard. Will spending time sowing seeds help her mother deal with her loss? Find out in BLUE SKY, BUTTERFLY.
SUBJECTS:     Divorce -- Fiction
                        Family life -- Fiction


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