New York : Dell, 1991.
IL 3-6 RL 5.0
tells the story of his family, which consists of his sister, Cat, and his
grandfather and grandmother since his mother left. Journey is angry with
his mother for leaving and for only sending money, never words, in the
envelopes that arrive for him and Cat from time to time. Grandfather is
forever taking pictures, almost to the point of being annoying. Journey,
too, tries out the camera occasionally. What Journey really wants, though,
is to be able to piece together the torn up fragments of pictures he found
in a box. He feels that they will be the missing pieces of the memories
he does not have. When the cat he and Cat adopt gives birth in the box,
the pictures are ruined, but Grandpa has a surprise. He has set up a darkroom
in the barn, and there he is reprinting the pictures that were in the box.
Journey finally has the pictures of his family that he wants, and he realizes
that some of the memories he thought were of his parents are actually of
his grandparents, who have been his real family all along.
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Mother and child -- Fiction
Grandparents -- Fiction
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