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James, Maybeth and Sammy work out living with Gram. There's a sailboat
Dicey works on as she works on understanding and appreciating Gram's manner.
She gets a job at Millies's and understands her gift of reaching out even
though she can't read well. James tried to fit in by not showing how bright
he is. Maybeth has trouble reading and is befriended by her music teacher
who is an occasional babysitter. Sammy tries really hard to be good in
school and not pick fights but eventually loosens up. Liza is the topic
of Dicey's contrast essay but Dicey is accused of plagiarism. Mina stands
up to her and Dicey call her to thank her. Jeff sings a song she likes
and start being friendly. The story continues with "Solitary Blue".
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Family life -- Fiction
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