Johnson and his sister Beebee seem to be all alone in the world. Their mama has gone away many times before, but something tells them she won't be coming back this time. Then a social worker comes and takes them to stay with their aunt Gracie, whom they've never met. Johnson and Beebee are skeptical-who is this Gracie and why does she want to take care of them? But most of all they worry about their mama. What will happen to her? Will she come back for them? Warily, though, the children come to trust Aunt Gracie, and in the process they learn what family is all about.
This child's eye view of a brother and sister entering foster care is a heart-wrenching exploration of trust, forgiveness, and the true meaning of family.
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.12(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Jacqueline Woodson is the winner of the 2006 Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is the author of many critically acclaimed books for children, and has received numerous awards, including a Newbery Honor Award for Show Way, a Coretta Scott King Award, and five Coretta Scott King Author Honors. Jacqueline Woodson lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
Jon J Muth is the author and artist of the 2006 Caldecott Honor book, Zen Shorts. He has illustrated many books, including the New York Times best-seller, A Family of Poems, by Caroline Kennedy, and Come on Rain, by Karen Hesse. He is also the writer and illustrator of The Three Questions, which the New York Times called "quietly life changing." Jon J Muth lives with his family in Kingston, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Johnson and his sister Beebee have to take care of themselves after their mother leaves. Then they¿re moved to the Aunt Gracie¿s house and things start getting better.
Very nice book that deals with real things that some kids may go through.