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The Resource Belle Prater's boy, Ruth White

Belle Prater's boy, Ruth White

Label
Belle Prater's boy
Title
Belle Prater's boy
Statement of responsibility
Ruth White
Title variation
Belle Praters boy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives. Everyone in Coal Station, Virginia, has a theory about what happened to Belle Prater, but twelve-year-old Gypsy wants the facts, and when her cousin Woodrow, Aunt Belle's son moves next door, she has her chance. Woodrow isn't as forthcoming as Gypsy hopes, yet he becomes more than just a curiosity to her-- during their sixth-grade year she finds that they have enough in common to be best friends. Even so, Gypsy is puzzled by Woodrow's calm acceptance of his mother's disappearance, especially since she herself has never gotten over her father's death. When Woodrow finally reveals that he's been keeping a secret about his mother, Gypsy begins to understand that there are different ways of finding the strength to face the truth, no matter how painful it is
Summary
Cousins living in a Virginia coal town have both experienced the loss of someone dear to them. Through the stories they tell each other and the adventures they share, they learn to look beyond grief and imagine better lives for themselves
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1997
  • School Library Journal Best Book 1996
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1996.
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076485
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.W58446
LC item number
Be 1996
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760
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Belle Prater's boy, Ruth White
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
393440
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
196 p.
Isbn
9780374306687
Lccn
94043625
Stock number
L-96234-00
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm31739965
  • (OCoLC)31739965
Label
Belle Prater's boy, Ruth White
Link
Publication
Control code
393440
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
196 p.
Isbn
9780374306687
Lccn
94043625
Stock number
L-96234-00
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm31739965
  • (OCoLC)31739965

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