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KEEPER OF THE DOVES
New York : Viking, 2002.
IL 3-6, RL 5.7
Amie’s real name is Amen McBee. Her father named her Amen because,
as his 5th daughter, she was “the end to his prayer for a son.” It
is a new century and Amie and her four older sisters (two of which are
twins so identical they are known only as the Bellas) live on an extravagant
estate, The Willows. There isn't much to worry about at the Willows,
except for one thing. Mr. Tominski. Mysterious Mr. Tominski.
He lived on the property with Amie’s father for his protector. He
was scarcely seen or heard and from the age of 3 on, Amie had been told
by the Bellas that Mr. Tominski was dangerous and that he ate children
whole. Amie didn't really believe them but with the mystery surrounding
old Mr. Tominski coupled with all the stories the Bellas told, she wasn't
sure. Her father said Mr. Tominski was harmless and was the keeper
of the doves, training them to fly beautiful circles above him. Then
the unexplained death of the family's beloved dog, Scout, has the Bellas
accusing Mr. Tominski of terrible things. What truth will Amie learn
about the mysterious Keeper of the Doves? (Jocelyn Deal, email@example.com,
Winterville Elementary School, Winterville, GA)
Sisters -- Fiction.
Family life -- Kentucky -- Fiction.
Recluses -- Fiction.
Kentucky -- History 1865- -- Fiction.
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