A Castle on Viola Street

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Harper Collins, Aug 7, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Andy is so used to his family's small, run-down apartment that he has never imagined living anywhere else--especially not in a new house with a garden and a porch. Such houses seem like castles to him.

But when he hears about an organization that turns abandoned houses into homes, he discovers that his castle isn't in the clouds--it's on Viola Street. And with some hard work and community caring, it could be his very own.

DyAnne DiSalvo combines new faces with familiar ones from earlier stories in this warm, vibrant tale about the good things that come when a whole family pitches in to make a better life for themselves.


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User Review  - Toconn2 - LibraryThing

This story was a story about a Hispanic family who volunteers to built houses and soon gets their own. One part of the story I enjoyed was the essence of hard work the author portrayed to the reader ... Read full review

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Summary: "A Castle on Viola Street" tells the story of a family of five who live in a small apartment. They join a organization where they help restore old houses for families and one day they will ... Read full review


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About the author (2001)

DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan's books include Grandpa's Corner Store, City Green and Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen. She lives in Philadelphia.

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