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Wait, Lea.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2004.
IL 3-6, RL 7.0
ISBN 0689856466
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“Not much use for a cripple on a farm.” With these cruel words, 12-year-old Will’s father confirms what he already knows…the door on his cherished plans to devote his life to farming has been closed forever, owing to the awful accident that cost him his leg. To get a change of scenery, he and his younger sister Cassie decide to winter in Wiscasset with their older sister and her family. While there, Will is fitted with an artificial leg, and as he rests from his struggles to master walking on it, he discovers his talent for woodcarving. At the same time, Cassie learns that even in 1820, there are some career opportunities other than homemaking that a young woman can pursue.  Each chapter begins with a short excerpt from Cassie’s diary, which helps give immediacy and atmosphere to this exceptionally well-written historical novel.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face committee, 2005-2006)
SUBJECTS:     Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        People with disabilities -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Maine -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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