Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies

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By Jill Wolfson
Publisher Henry Holt Company - (Henry Holt Company Books For Young Readers)
Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies
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The new novel from Jill Wolfson an exciting, fresh voice in middlegrade fiction Whitney has been in so many foster homes that she can give a complete rundown on the most common varieties of foster parents from the lookonthebrightside types to those unfortunate examples of pure evil. But one thing she doesnt know much about is trees. This means heading for Foster Home #12 (which is all the way at the top of the map of California, where there looks to be nothing buttrees) has Whitney feeling a little nervous. She is pretty sure that the middle of nowhere is going to be just one more place where a hyper, loudmouthed kid who is messy and small for her age wont be welcome for long. Jill Wolfson has woven together the stories of an irrepressible foster child and a deeply divided small town with incredible humor and compassion.

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53782 words53,782 words
224 pages224 pages
Lexile 680LLexile 680L
Grade 5 to 8Grade 5 to 8
Age 10-13Age 10-13
Published 2006Published 2006

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