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The effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds; a drama in two acts.

Author: Paul Zindel
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1971]
Series: Harper colophon books, CN223.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper Colophon edView all editions and formats
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Presents a domestic drama depicting a mentally unbalanced woman's far-reaching effects on the lives of her two daughters. The old, converted vegetable shop where Tillie lives is more like a madhouse than a home. Tillie's mother, Beatrice, is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters' love. Her sister, Ruth, suffers epileptic fits and sneaks cigarettes every chance she gets. In the midst of chaos, Tillie  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Zindel
ISBN: 006090223X 9780060902230
OCLC Number: 2096900
Description: 115 pages illustrations 21 cm.
Series Title: Harper colophon books, CN223.
Responsibility: Drawings by Dong Kingman.

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Presents a domestic drama depicting a mentally unbalanced woman's far-reaching effects on the lives of her two daughters. The old, converted vegetable shop where Tillie lives is more like a madhouse than a home. Tillie's mother, Beatrice, is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters' love. Her sister, Ruth, suffers epileptic fits and sneaks cigarettes every chance she gets. In the midst of chaos, Tillie struggles to keep her focus and dreams alive. Tillie, keeper of rabbits, dreamer of atoms, true believer in life, hope, and the effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds. Suggested level: secondary.

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