The sugar pear tree
Lonnie wins a pear tree in a school contest but has no place to plant it since his house will soon be moved to make way for a new road. Grandfather, however ignores all warnings to move and one night Lonnie, Mother, and Gramp find themselves put out on the sidewalk with no place to go.
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