Posted on October 1, 2012 by Ms. Martha
Summary: Benny’s parents are splitting up. His mom leaves home after a fight about a mysterious splinter that is rumored to be part of an important relic. Benny’s dad has always liked clutter, but now, he begins hoarding everything from pizza boxes to old motorcycle parts. As his house grows more cluttered and his father grows more distant, Benny tries to sort out whether he can change anything at all. Meanwhile, a local teacher enters their quiet Missouri town in America’s Most Charming Small Town contest, and the pressure is on to clean up the area, especially Benny’s ramshackle of a house, before the out-of-town guests arrive.
Feiwel & Friends
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Posted on April 4, 2012 by jennifera74
Summary: “Best friends Lee Jones and Joan Lee have a lot more in common besides their names. On the eve of their class trip, they each learn their parents are getting divorced. Ugh. The class trip is a dud, so Lee and Joan steal away to talk. What follows is an afternoon nap in a lighthouse, walking up to find the Golden Gate Bridge gone–gone!
–and meeting a young man named Sam Clemens, who is on the run from a mysterious stranger.Lee and Joan wonder: Where are they? What year is it? Why don’t their cell phones work? How will they get back? Do they even want to? Will life ever
be the same? “from Amazon
Feiwel and Friends
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Posted on April 27, 2011 by Ms. Martha
Summary: Determined to play in the Little League World Series, twelve-year-old Josh struggles to concentrate on his game and be the team’s leader while also trying to cope with his parents’ impending divorce.
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