Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Young, Karen Romano.
New York : Greenwillow Books, 2004.
ISBN 006029762X
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I'm sure you have all heard of mixed race people.  That's not all that unusual.  But Nancy's family is not only mixed race but also mixed species!  And her parents are anxiously awaiting any clues that Nancy has inherited any of the family's odd abilities.  You see, the family is also part spider!  And they all have unique abilities.  Her grandmother can heal with the use of webs.  Her mother is master weaver.  And her father can leap from building to building by producing silky strands of thread from his hands.  Her father also is a do-gooder and often drops things on the head of criminals to help the police capture them.  Will Nancy also have some spider traits?  And will her family be able to continue to hide their abilities from the world?
SUBJECTS:     Parent and child -- Fiction.
                        Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
                        Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
                        Spiders -- Fiction.
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