Blackberries in the Dark by Mavis Jukes

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"Austin's visit to his grandmother's is the first since Grandpa died. Austin notices Grandpa's things but feels the emptiness of his absence. This spare story vividly captures the emotions of painful times and shows how they ease with sharing and remembering. Boy and grandfather were close, but boy and grandmother seem destined to be just as close, with Grandpa's memory to bind them. Poignant and perceptive, this has impressive resonance, and readers won't easily shed its warm afterglow."--(starred) Booklist.  


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About Mavis Jukes

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Mavis Jukes has twenty years of writing experience and twenty years of teaching experience and is a member of the California bar. She has written many books for kids and teens, including three other health-related titles: It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge (for girls 12 and up): Growing Up: It's a Girl Thing: Straight Talk About First Bras, First Periods, and Your Changing Body (for girls 8 and up); and The Guy Book: An Owner's Manual: Maintenance, Safety, and Operating Instructions for Teens (for boys 13 and up).Lilian Cheung is a lecturer, the director of Health Promotion & Communication, and editorial director of The Nutrition Source website (www.thenutritionsource.org) at the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Nutrition. She co-edited Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity (1995) with the late Surgeon General Dr. Julius Richmond, and also co-authored Mindful Eating, Mindful Life with Zen Bugghist master Thich Nhat Hanh, released by HarperCollins in March 2010 (www.savorthebook.com).
 
Published June 24, 2009 by Yearling. 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Newberry Honor author tells a heartwarming story of a boy visiting his grandmother after his grandfather's death.

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This book has more meat in its 58 pages than can be found in any number of books that are two or three times longer.

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