Welcome Home, Jellybean

Welcome Home, Jellybean

by Marlene Fanta Shyer
     
 
At the age of thirteen, Gerri Oxley has come home to stay after having lived her entire life in institutions for the mentally handicapped. That day her twelve-year old brother Neil, the narrator of this novel, knows that his own life has changed forever. "It's not going to be easy," his father had said, but neither Neil nor his parents could have foreseen just how

Overview

At the age of thirteen, Gerri Oxley has come home to stay after having lived her entire life in institutions for the mentally handicapped. That day her twelve-year old brother Neil, the narrator of this novel, knows that his own life has changed forever. "It's not going to be easy," his father had said, but neither Neil nor his parents could have foreseen just how difficult it would be for all of them and in how many ways Gerri would change their lives.

Their trials and defeats, but eventual triumph, are related realistically yet with a powerful compassion and a great deal of humor.

"It is just impossible to stop reading this touching, surprisingly amusing and important story." - Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148417002
Publisher:
Marlene Fanta Shyer
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
151
Sales rank:
441,107
File size:
458 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Marlene Fanta Shyer is an author and playwright who has published six novels and twelve children's books. Her fiction, essays and travel stories have appeared in major magazines and newspapers. Contact Marlene at her website –

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