The Truth about Mary Rose

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Puffin Books, 1995 - Aunts - 134 pages
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Mary Rose is named after her aunt, who died in a fire five years ago--but not before she saved the lives of everyone in her apartment building. Mary Rose has a lot to live up to--but the more she learns about her aunt, the more confused she becomes. School Library Journal Best Book of the Decade.

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After her artist father is belatedly "discovered" and the family moves to New York where Mother (she was Veronica Ganz) grew up, eleven year-old Mary Rose becomes preoccupied with finding out the ... Read full review

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Marilyn Sachs was born Marilyn Stickle in the Bronx, New York on December 18, 1927. She graduated from Hunter College in 1949 and became a children's librarian trainee at the Brooklyn Public Library. She worked there for a decade while earning her master's of library science degree at Columbia University. She later worked part-time at the San Francisco Public Library before becoming a full-time author for middle grade and young adult readers in 1968. Her first novel, Amy Moves In, was published in 1964. Her other books included Veronica Ganz, The Bears' House, The Fat Girl, A Pocket Full of Seeds, and Lost in America. She was a co-editor with Ann Durell of the anthology The Big Book for Peace, which provided proceeds to peace organizations. She died on December 28, 2016 at the age of 89.

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