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The award-winning novel about a boy and a girl, one white and one black, and the boy's con-man uncle starting a new life in a small town. “Full of humor, hope, and bravery. Richly drawn, fast paced, enticing, and downright witty. . . Sure to be a hit."—School Library Journal. "You will laugh out loud."—Pick of the List

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About Joe Cottonwood

Joe Cottonwood was born in 1947, bent his first nail in 1952, and wrote his first story in 1956. He's been a writer and a carpenter ever since.

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Micki Norman reviewed on June 8, 2012

My son says this is the best book we ever read - and there's not one dragon or space alien - though there's a pretty scary salamander. Babcock explores the final frontier of boyhood - how to make friends with a girl. His family is real and engaging. As a grown-up I couldn't put it down.
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)

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