Home, And Other Big, Fat Lies (Paperback)
|Author: Jill Wolfson|
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|Eleven-year-old Termite, a foster child with an eye for the beauty of nature and a talent for getting into trouble, takes on the loggers in her new home town when she tries to save the biggest tree in the forest.|
From the Publisher:
Living for years in the foster system and being shuffled to various homes throughout her childhood, Whitney isn't excited about her next home in northern California and, despite assuming she'll be moved on quickly, wonders what she will possibly do in a land filled with nothing but trees during her unspecified time there.
The new novel from Jill Wolfson—an exciting, fresh voice in middle-grade fiction
Whitney has been in so many foster homes that she can give a complete rundown on the most common varieties of foster parents—from the look-on-the-bright-side types to those unfortunate examples of pure evil. But one thing she doesn’t know much about is trees. This means heading for Foster Home #12 (which is all the way at the top of the map of California, where there looks to be nothing but trees) has Whitney feeling a little nervous. She is pretty sure that the middle of nowhere is going to be just one more place where a hyper, loud-mouthed kid who is messy and small for her age won’t be welcome for long.
|Jill Wolfson has woven together the stories of an irrepressible foster child and a deeply divided small town with incredible humor and compassion.
"The book offers a fair look into a timber-dependent community's bitterness about environmental issues, but it's also evocative in conveying the richness of the ecosystems that lumbering can destroy." 11/01/2006