Monkey Island

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Random House Children's Books, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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Eleven-year-old Clay Garrity is on his own. His father lost his job and left the family. Now Clay's mother is gone from their welfare hotel.



Clay is homeless and out on the streets of New York. In the park he meets two homeless men. Buddy and Calvin become Clay's new family during those harsh winter weeks. But the streets are filled with danger and despair.



If Clay leaves the streets he may never find his parents again. But if he stays on the streets he may not survive at all.

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User Review  - Julie Baker - Goodreads

I read this book because my son was reading it for a book report. Though written to be easy to read, it was a decent read. It certainly dealt with very adult themes and part of it was almost a little ... Read full review

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Gina Hansen suggested for Grace..good fast read Read full review

Contents

The Hotel
1
Outside
22
Calvin and Buddy
30
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Paula Fox was born April 22, 1923 in New York City. When she was eight, she moved to a Cuban plantation and stayed for two years. In Cuba, she went to a one-room school with eight other students who ranged in age from six to fourteen. Fox attended nine schools before she was twelve. She spent 3 years at Columbia University but didn't graduate. Fox didn't start writing until she started a job teaching troubled children. Before that she worked in a wide variety of jobs. At sixteen, she was reading books for Warner Brothers, including Spanish novels. She was also a salesgirl, a model, a worker in a rivet-sorting shop, and lastly a lathe operator at the Bethlehem Steel during World War II. She wrote her first adult novel, Poor George, while she was living in Greece with her family followed by Maurice's Room, her first children's book. Fox is best known for her children's books, such as The Slave Dancer, which earned her a Newbery Medal and a Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1984. Her adult novels include The Widows Children, A Servant's Tale, and The God of Nightmares, and News from the World: Stories and Essays.

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