Operation Clean Sweep

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Macmillan, Sep 9, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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Mom for mayor!

Election day is fast approaching, and twelve-year-old Cornelius Sanwick discovers a secret: his mom is running for mayor! That would be pretty neat, except that his dad is the incumbent. Corn feels torn -- surely he should warn his father. But if he does, his mother won't stand a chance. In 1916, Oregon is one of only eleven states in which women can vote, and they have to take office by stealth. Corn wonders what kind of mayor his mom would make. Would she be able to get the streetlights turned back on? Would she corral the chickens and keep their poop off the streets? And what would she do if the pickpocket Sticky Fingers Fred showed up in Umatilla?

Friendship, first love, and above all filial devotion play their parts in this charming story set during the Great War and based on a true episode in the history of Umatilla, Oregon -- the female takeover of the town's government.

 

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Contents

One
3
Two
9
Three
16
Four
23
Five
30
Six
35
Seven
40
Eight
47
Thirteen
78
Fourteen
86
Fifteen
91
Sixteen
96
Seventeen
102
Eighteen
109
Nineteen
114
Twenty
124

Nine
54
Ten
62
Eleven
68
Twelve
73
Twentyone
130
Twentytwo
137
AUTHORS NOTE
149
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Darleen Bailey Beard is the author of Twister, The Flimflam Man, and The Babbs Switch Story, winner of the Oklahoma Book Award. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

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