"Ain't No Chicken in My Dumplin's"

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by Joyce Collins Graham
     
 

Evie and Billy McNeil are abandoned and taken to an orphanage. Can these children survive this often hostile environment and become healthy, happy adults?

A child's worst nightmare is to be abandoned by those who care for him or her. That is what happened to Evie and Billy McNeil on Evie's sixth birthday. The two frightened children are taken to Pinetree

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Evie and Billy McNeil are abandoned and taken to an orphanage. Can these children survive this often hostile environment and become healthy, happy adults?

A child's worst nightmare is to be abandoned by those who care for him or her. That is what happened to Evie and Billy McNeil on Evie's sixth birthday. The two frightened children are taken to Pinetree Orphanage where they learn to survive among other children who share abandonment, abuse and neglect. How can these children survive in this often hostile new world and how can they become happy, healthy productive adults?

Can gentle Carrie Lovell's love outweigh the dreaded Etta Jean Spyder and her paddle and sharp tongue?

The characters in this book are the children, the parents, orphanage personnel, caseworkers, doctors, lawyers, teachers and others...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595170043
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

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Ain't No Chicken In My Dumplin's 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was written about my grandmother, by her sister. The author never even considered the emotional distress that she would cause her by bringing up all of the terrible things that happened in Evie's past. Mrs. Collins-Graham, with whom I have never met, does not deserve to profit from someone elses troubled childhood. The subject of this book is not receiving any of the profits from it's sell, she is only receiving the heartache involved with memories of growing up in an orphanage. The book also needs to be edited and re-edited. The copy I read sent to my grandmother by her sister,Mrs. Collins-Graham, was full of errors and annoying to read. I would like to ask the author to not feel like she is doing anyone a favor by drudging up the past.