The Leaves in October

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By Karen Ackerman
Publisher Yearling
The Leaves in October
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What will life be like in a shelter for the homeless?Thats what Livvy wonders after her father, Poppy, loses his job and her mother leaves them.While their father looks for work, Livvy and her little brother, Younger, get to know the people in the shelter. Some are scary, while some are friendly. Before long Livvy finds a way to earn money to help Poppy buy a home. She cant stop believing in Poppys promise When the leaves in October are red and gold, well be home.Then one day Poppy has good news and bad news. Will Livvy have to give up her dreams of living together as a family?

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19438 words19,438 words
117 pages117 pages
Lexile 970LLexile 970L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Published 1993Published 1993

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