All the Blue Moons at the Wallace Hotel by Phoebe Stone

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"Fiona Hopper lives with her artist mother and little sister, Wallace, in a neglected mansion littered with half-finished statues. Like her name, Wallace is unusual, and she cares very little about what others might think of her. She wears two party dresses at once, dislikes wearing socks, and counts among her friends an elderly woman with an atrium full of exotic birds. Unlike Wallace, Fiona longs to be accepted by her peers, and more than anything wants to perform in an upcoming dance recital. Fiona practices tirelessly, knowing somehow that she is meant to be a dancer. She can still remember when the house was filled with laughter, music and parties, and she hopes for her family to emerge from the shadows of an unspoken tragedy. Fiona's family loyalty is tested when Wallace disappears and Fiona risks forgoing the dance audition she has worked so long and so hard to get. This affecting novel tells the story of three people who learn to be a family again, as Fiona realizes that the things that make her life fall apart are the very things that make it whole."
 

About Phoebe Stone

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It got to be that I knew the town and the landscape and the houses and all the people there as if I had known them my whole life." - Phoebe Stone
 
Published September 1, 2000 by Little, Brown Young Readers. 208 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Stone (When the Wind Bears Go Dancing) turns from picture books to middle-grade fiction with a novel about a family devastated by a shocking incident. Set during the Kennedy administration, the st

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Stone (When the Wind Bears Go Dancing) turns from picture books to middle-grade fiction with a novel about a family devastated by a shocking ""incident."" Set during the Kennedy administration, the story is heavy with references to period TV shows, hand-me-down poodle skirts and Necco Wafers, det...

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