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White, Ruth.
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2005.
IL 5-8, RL 5.3
ISBN 0374308535
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The last anyone had seen of Belle Prater, she was dressed in her son's clothes and leaving in the middle of the night.  They say she was crazy.  Must have been to leave like that.  Her son Woodrow is now living with his grandparents but he still longs to find Belle.  And this longing will not go away.  He just knows that the mysterious phone call on New Year's Eve must have been Belle.  And now Woodrow, his cousin Gypsy and the new girl, Cassie, are determined to find out where Belle is.  Along the way, they make some new friends and go on a Search for Belle Prater.
SUBJECTS:      Abandoned children -- Fiction.
                        Cousins -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Virginia -- Fiction.
                        Virginia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.


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