Baby (Hardcover)

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A heartwarming story by the author of Sarah, Plain and Tall. Twelve-year-old Larkin discovers a baby in a basket by her familys house and a note which says the babys name is Sophie and that her mother will come back for her one day. Larkins family welcomes Sophie into their home and come to love her as their own, all the while knowing that Sophies mother will one day take her from them. *Author: MacLachlan, Patricia *Binding Type: Prebound *Number of Pages: 132 *Publication Date: 1995/08/01 *Age Level: 09 - 12 *Language: English *Dimensions: 7.74 x 5.30 x 0.60 inches


Publisher Turtleback Books
Mfg Part# 9780785762263
SKU 30924268
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0785762264
Release Date 7/26/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Patricia MacLachlan
A graduate of the University of Connecticut, MacLachlan is a writer and a teacher. She is an author of both picture books and books for middle readers, but is probably best known for the 1986 Newbery Medal-winning book SARAH, PLAN AND TALL. Many of her books reflect the theme of the strength and importance of family.
"...A book of considerable charm, whose music is far more soothing than that of the hyper-realistic 'problem' books...It teases us with the possibility of perfection."
"A searching, beautifully written story."
From the Publisher
First Line The memory is this: a blue blanket in a basket that pricks her bare legs, and the world turning over as she tumbles out. A flash of trees, sky, clouds, and the hard driveway of dirt and gravel. Then she is lifted up and held tight. Kind faces, she remembers, but that might be the later memory of her imagination. Still, when the memory comes, sometimes many times a night and in the day, the arms that hold her are always safe.
Annotation Twelve-year-old Larkin discovers a baby in a basket in front of her house. A note in the basket reads "This is Sophie. She is almost a year old and she is good. I will come back for her one day. I love her." Larkin and her family welcome Sophie into their lives and come to love her as their own, knowing--and fearing--that one day her mother may return to take her away from them.
Editors Note Taking care of a baby left with them at the end of the tourist season helps a family come to terms with the death of their own infant son.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 09
Number of Pages 0132
Publisher Turtleback Books
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