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Picturing Alyssa (Paperback)

Author:  Alison Lohans
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1554889251
ISBN-13: 9781554889259
Sku: 218665853
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  210
Age Range:  14 to 15
Every time Alyssa looks at an old family portrait, she lands on an Iowa farm in 1931. The past is nothing like Alyssa''s unhappy life, and Alyssa finds herself wanting to live on the farm with her new friend, Deborah. But a series of old family photos shows Alyssa unsettling things about Deborah''s family -- things Deborah seems not to know.
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Who is the girl staring out of the old photograph? Every time Alyssa Dixon looks at it, even by accident, she finds herself on an Iowa farm in 1931. The past is nothing like Alyssa’s unhappy life — her mother severely depressed after the stillbirth of Alyssa’s baby sister; escalating bullying by Brooklynne, a popular girl; and a teacher who is unsympathetic toward Alyssa’s family’s pacifist beliefs. Why can’t Alyssa live in the past with her new friend, Deborah? Yet Alyssa is always pulled back to the present, where things only get worse. Maybe the farm isn’t so idyllic, though. Deborah’s mother is ill with a difficult pregnancy, and there’s so much work. A series of old family photos shows Alyssa unsettling things about Deborah’s family — things Deborah seems not to know. Can Alyssa help the baby be born safely, and at the same time work through the overwhelming problems at home?

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0210
Product attributePublisher:   Dundurn Group
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