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MADAME SQUIDLEY AND BEANIE
New York : Farrar, Straus,
IL 3-6, RL 5.5
has enough to worry about without the worry of beginning 5th grade with
a brand new teacher. Her mother has been sick for months and the
doctor hasn't been able to figure out why. Many scary things have
been ruled out but no one can tell them why her mother is so tired all
the time. And why she has seizures. And why she forgets things
and has to write everything down. She hasn't been able to go to work
for months and Beanie feels like she is the one taking care of the family.
It's been just Mom, Beanie and her little brother Jerm since her father
died. Beanie's best friend has scoliosis and needs to wear a back
brace so he won't be deformed. To top it all off, the girls that
Beanie wants to be friends with don't want anything to do with her.
Boy, is this the worst year or what?
Chronic fatigue syndrome -- Fiction.
Sick -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Popularity -- Fiction.
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