Wing nut by Mary Jane Auch

Cover of: Wing nut | Mary Jane Auch

Published by Henry Holt and Co. in New York .

Written in English

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  • Moving, Household -- Fiction.,
  • Mothers and sons -- Fiction.,
  • Home -- Fiction.,
  • Old age -- Fiction.

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When twelve-year-old Grady and his mother relocate yet again, they find work taking care of an elderly man, who teaches Grady about cars, birds, and what it means to have a home.

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Book details

StatementMJ Auch.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.A898 Wg 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination231 p. ;
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3307875M
ISBN 100805075313
ISBN 109780805075311
LC Control Number2004054046

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