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Bakers Mountain Stories

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2010
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
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Ann Fay Honeycutt accepts the role of "man of the house" when her father leaves to fight Hitler because she wants to do her part for the war in this Parents' Choice Silver Honor Book. She's doing well with the extra responsibilities when a frightening polio epidemic strikes, crippling many local children. Her town of Hickory responds by creating an emergency hospital in three days. Ann Fay reads each issue of the newspaper for the latest news of the 1944 epidemic, but soon she discovers for herself just how devastating polio can be. As her challenges grow, so does her resourcefulness. In the face of tragedy, Ann Fay discovers her ability to move forward. She experiences the healing qualities of friendship and explores the depths of her own faithfulness to those she loves—even to one she never expected to love at all.

"The intriguing history of the illness and the powerful first-person voice will propel readers through to the novel's deeply satisfying conclusion." --Booklist

"Chock full of life, history and character development. . . . The subject of polio is a rare one in children's fiction, and these characters and their story are worth getting to know." --Kirkus Reviews

"Chock full of life, history and character development. ...The subject of polio is a rare one in children's fiction, and these characters and their story are worth getting to know." --Kirkus Reviews

"This fascinating book will keep the reader captivated until the very last page." --Children's Literature

ISBN: 9781590788356
ISBN-10: 1590788354
Series: Bakers Mountain Stories
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st August 2010
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23