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    Valerie Hobbs, Kindle Edition, 2015
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    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Paperback, 2015
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    Farrar, Strau & Giroux, Kindle Edition, 2010
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    Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media, Turtleback, 2004
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    Puffin, Paperback, 2004
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    Tandem Library, School & Library Binding, 2004
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    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 2001
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    , Hardcover, 2001

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Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 8 Ratings and 8 Reviews

Book Description
A hopeful -- and tender -- look at family and growing up.

When Liv was born, her mother died. Her father, Mark Trager, handed her over to her grandmother "like a bundle of laundry." Now her beloved Gran has died and Mark is the only family Liv has. All she knows is that he lives in California and dives for abalone. She has to leave New York to live with him, but that doesn't mean she has to... More
Book Information
PublisherDemco Media
BindingTurtleback (8 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of PagesN/A
Publication Date09/30/2004
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About Valerie Hobbs (Author) : My career as an author of middle-grade and young-adult novels took off like a great drive down the fairway with the publication of How Far Would You Have Gotten If I Hadn't Called You Back (1996). Sin... more
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