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Waiting for normal

Author: Leslie Connor
Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Twelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Schenectady, New York.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Connor
ISBN: 0060890894 9780060890896 0060890886 9780060890889 9780060890902 0060890908
OCLC Number: 123118132
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Schneider Family Book Award, Middle School, 2009.
Target Audience: Grades 5 up.
Description: 290 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Tin box on a tar patch --
Small stuff --
Welcome pie --
According to Webster's --
The over-underpass --
A renovation --
Tryouts and friendships --
Gates and bridges --
TV and toast dinners --
A gift of cream and honey --
A bunch of numbskulls --
A violent storm --
evening interview --
Waiting for Mommers --
Late-night mail --
Another dish of fish-and-chips --
A different sort of Halloween --
A phone call from the mansion --
The new blue car --
All or nothing --
Dwight explaining Hannah --
All about twos and fours --
Bedtime at the inn --
Breakfasts and boxes --
A ton of turkey soup --
From good to bad --
Willing to bloom --
Twists and turns --
The counting-on part --
A frozen good-bye --
An unexpected meeting --
A few gifts before Christmas --
Waiting for normal --
Jingle all the way --
Another thing to borrow --
Loads of snow --
A visit from Grandio --
Valentine hearts --
The goosh in my gut --
Fiesta night --
Making changes --
My fault --
A hero in the fog --
After the fire --
Something familiar --
The going-away note --
Defining normal --
Full of surprises --
All to home.
Responsibility: Leslie Connor.
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Twelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Schenectady, New York.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-10-15) Good Permalink

     This is the story of Addie who lives with a mother who exhibits strange behavior when she would rather be with her father and half-sisters.  The book provides insight into how unfortunate a child can be and how it is out of their control sometimes, but somehow young people...
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