The Map of Me

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Aug 30, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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The note Momma left on the fridge says only: "I HAVE TO GO." But go where? Twelve-year-old Margie is convinced that Momma's gone to the Rooster Romp at the International Poultry Hall of Fame, in search of additions to her precious flock of chicken memorabilia. And it's up to Margie to bring her home. So she commandeers her daddy's Faithful Ford, kidnaps her nine-year-old sister, Peep, and takes to the open road.

As she navigates the back roads of Kentucky with smarty-pants Peep criticizing her every move, Margie also travels along the highways and byways of her heart, mapping a course to help understand Momma—and herself.

 

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User Review  - MarthaL - LibraryThing

A chicken themed story of a run-away mother and the daughters who chase after her. Margie and her years younger, but in the same grade sister take their father's car from the tire store parking lot ... Read full review

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User Review  - CatheOlson - LibraryThing

When 12-year old Margie and her younger sister Peep come home from school one day to find their mom has left them, Margie decides that she must bring her back. She steals her father's car (after all ... Read full review

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Tami Lewis Brown is the author of the picture book Soar, Elinor!, illustrated by François Roca. She holds an M.F.A. in writing for children from Vermont College and lives in Washington, D.C. The Map of Me is her first novel.

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