Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Desperate times call for desperate measures indeed when, one summer afternoon on Cape Cod, 11-year-old Stella finds her sole caretaker, her great-aunt Louise, dead in her chair.Stella, who's been abandoned by her mom, and Louise's 12-year-old foster child Angel know the second they call 911 they'll be hauled off by the authorities… and the thought of having to leave a good home for who knows ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mad.River.Librarian - LibraryThing

Don't let the sweetly drawn cover fool you into thinking that this is a light and breezy novel for middle grade readers. Penny Pennypacker, the author of the hit series Clementine, takes a turn at ... Read full review

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Think you got abandoned and you live with your aunt and an other girl and somehow the women that is taking care of you, your aunt, is dead so you barrier her in your back yard. As a nine year old girl I read this book and it was great! Stella and Angel are strong after Louise dies and somehow Angel and Stella can live like adults without getting supervised for a month. It made me sad when Angel went to live with her aunt. It made me think, " Why cant Stella's mom come pick her up?" It also made me said when Louise died and it made me think, "What is going to happen to Angel and Stella?" THIS book really teaches me about friendship and how it can help you get through hard times.    Sofia, 9 years old   

Review: Summer of the Gypsy Moths

User Review  - Virginia - Goodreads

This is the first book for older children (late elementary/ early middle school) that I have read from Sara Pennypacker (of "Clementine" fame). In the book, Stella is placed in the custody of her ... Read full review

Review: Summer of the Gypsy Moths

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

This is the second year in a row that a likely Newbery contender sets children in a world where they need to use their skill and wits to survive parental neglect (the 2011 title would be Small as an ... Read full review

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