A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith

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When a best friend
goes away

Jamie is special, full of surprises, unpredictable. He can get into trouble, and then out of it. He courts danger, and always escapes. And he has an answer for every impossible question.

But when something sudden and terrible happens to Jamie, his best friend has to face the tragedy alone. Now there are questions that not even Jamie could have answered. How could Jamie be alive one minute, and the next, gone forever? How can some things, like flowers or playing games in the sun or the taste of the blackberries Jamie loved, go on without him'and still be so full of joy and pleasure?

Notable Children's Books of 1971 1975 (ALA)
1974 Georgia Children's Book Award

 

About Doris Buchanan Smith

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Doris Buchanan Smith is mother to five school-age childreDoris Buchanan Smith is mother to five school-age children, four of her own and one for whom she and her husband are n, four of her own and one for whom she and her husband are permanent guardians. The Smiths have also been parents to mopermanent guardians. The Smiths have also been parents to more than twenty-two foster children. Her experiences have givre than twenty-two foster children. Her experiences have given her exceptional insight into the problems of being young en her exceptional insight into the problems of being young as well as those of growing up. Now that her children are inas well as those of growing up. Now that her children are in school Mrs. Smith spends a minimum of three hours a day wri school Mrs. Smith spends a minimum of three hours a day writing. She also likes animals and the woods, and is interesteting. She also likes animals and the woods, and is interested in nature and conservation. "A Taste Of Blackberries" is hd in nature and conservation. "A Taste Of Blackberries" is her first book. er first book.
 
Published January 1, 1988 by HARPERTROPHY. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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In Smith's moving story, a prank ends in tragedy, and a boy must learn to live not only with the loss of a friend, but with the feeling that he could have prevented it. Ages 7-10. (August)

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In Smith's moving story, a prank ends in tragedy, and a boy must learn to live not only with the loss of a friend, but with the feeling that he could have prevented it. Ages 7-10. (August)

Mar 30 1992 | Read Full Review of A Taste of Blackberries

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