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Belle Prater's Boy

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 3,094 Ratings and 417 Reviews

Book Description
There's a mystery at the heart of this lyrical novel for young adults: what really happened to Belle Prater, the aunt of 12-year-old Gypsy Arbutus Leemaster? When Gypsy's cousin, Belle's son Woodrow, comes to live in tiny Coal Station, Virginia, he sets off a chain of events that precipitates a solution to this enigma, as well as the mystery of Gypsy's own father's death seven years earlier. Ruth... More
Book Information
PublisherYearling Books
BindingPaperback (19 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages224
ISBN-100440413729
ISBN-13978-0440413721
Publication Date01/12/1998
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About Ruth White (Author) : Ruth White is a published author of children's books. Some of the published credits of Ruth White include The Search for Belle Prater (Unabridged), Little Audrey, Way Down Deep (Thorndike Press Large ... more
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5/21/2009 Kristin Fulenwider said: Ruth White does a great job of dealing with tough issues in Belle Prater's Boy. The characters are well-developed and relatable. If you are looking for a book for children who are dealing with the loss of a parent -- this is a great one to recommend. I am looking forward to reading the sequel.
tags: I taught (better than I read -- because I thought it was worth teaching!)

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