Bittersweet Summer by Anne Warren Smith

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Summer’s not as sweet as I thought it would be. In fact, it’s pretty strange.
My best friend is away on vacation, Dad says we might have to move to the city, and my next-door neighbor Claire is scheming to make our teacher Ms. Morgan her new mom! And then my mom is coming to town with her country music show. Will she ever want to come home and live with us again?

About Anne Warren Smith

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Anne Warren Smith grew up in Ticonderoga, a paper mill town in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The author of several novels for children, including Turkey Monster Thanksgiving and Tails of Spring Break, she lives in Corvallis, Oregon.
Published August 28, 2012 by Albert Whitman & Company. 177 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Her yearning—for a real mother and to not move—juxtaposed against Tyler’s poignant pathos, as he only checks out library books about babies and their mothers, builds "MOTHER-mouse caves" for pretend baby mice and confronts his wayward mom while she’s onstage, all add rich emotional depth to this ...

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When Mr. Jordan informs Katie and Tyler they may need to move this disclosure ups the ante for Katie to get her dad and Ms.

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