Scorpio's Child

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Puffin Books, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 152 pages
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It is 1947. Afton, still mourning her brother killed in World War II, is stunned when her Uncle Bailey, a man she never even knew existed, shows up in their small South Carolina town. Their neighbors think that he is a returning prisoner of war, but something about Bailey makes Afton skeptical and a bit nervous┬—especially after her mother makes it clear she must not tell her father, who is off at sea. After what happened to her brother, Afton cannot live with more secrets. With quiet determination, she sets out to unravel Bailey┬'s haunted past....

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

It's the summer of 1947 in small-town South Carolina, and 14-year-old Afton has a lot to worry about. Her beloved brother died in the war, and her father, a merchant marine, is rarely home, leaving ... Read full review


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Kezi Matthews ( lives in Portland, Oregon.

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