Circle of Gold

Circle of Gold

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by Candy Dawson Boyd
     
 

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"You call this a family?"

When Mattie's father was alive, everything seemed perfect. But her world changed when he died. Her mother is always angry and never smiles. Her twin brother seems quiet and withdrawn. And Mattie doesn't know what to do.

She does know that Mother's Day is coming, and she desperately wants to buy her mom the perfect gift: a beautiful

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"You call this a family?"

When Mattie's father was alive, everything seemed perfect. But her world changed when he died. Her mother is always angry and never smiles. Her twin brother seems quiet and withdrawn. And Mattie doesn't know what to do.

She does know that Mother's Day is coming, and she desperately wants to buy her mom the perfect gift: a beautiful golden pin. But Mattie doesn't have the money for the pin, and her mother doesn't want to celebrate.

That's when she decides that she'll do what it takes to bring her family together again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590432665
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
The Book Of Time
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
418,183
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Circle of Gold 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so overjoyed when I found this book. I received this book in a program called RIF when I was in grammar school. I'm now a mother of two in my early thirties and I still love this book. I could relate to this character on so many levels. The fact that she had so much responsibility and never feeling loved enough is a universal feeling. I loved the fact that even though she felt her mother didn't love her, she still wanted to do something to make her mother smile again. I loved the relationship between Maddie and her best friend Tony. I would recommend this book to be shared between moms and daughters. Children don't always understand what adults go through or how adults grieve. This book touches upon so many emotions that it is a DEFINITE must have in your home library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Circle of Gold is a good book to read. It is about a 10-year old girl named Mattie who try's to cope with the loss of her father and her mixed feelings for her mother who is under pressure to support her family. Mattie and her brother are struggling to live through the struggles of their every day lives. I think that this book is a good book to read for many reasons. This book is very inspirational for readers. Many people who dislike reading will enjoy reading this book. This type of book will also help readers understand every one's point of view in this book. The Circle of Gold can also those who have been through that type of situation. reviewed by: arlinda amazingly
Guest More than 1 year ago
I THINK THIS BOOK WAS A GOOD BOOK BECAUSE THE TWINS MATTIE AND MATT ALLWAYS GET ALONE BUT MATTIE FELLS THAT MATT IS BEING LOVED MORE THAN HER BECAUSE SHE ALLWAYS GET HOLLRED AT BUT THEY ARE GETTING LOVED THE SAME.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the circle of gold was a good book because mattie had feel like her mother didn't want her around. And she thought that her mother was only treating her twin brother matt.And that kind of made me feel as about that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My opinion of The Circle Of Gold is that Mattie is a very good girl.She does her best to try to keep the family together.Even though she gets acused of things she still defends herself.This book is a very very good book Mattie is so confused and as the story goes along it gets better cause she starts to understand whats going on.