For the Love of Pete by Jan Marino
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When her grandmother goes into a nursing home, Phoebe reluctantly sets out with the rest of her ""family""--the butler, cook, and chauffeur--to find her long-lost father. By the author of The Day That Elvis Came to Town.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published May 1, 1993 by Little Brown & Co (Juv). 197 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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After 11-year-old Phoebe's grandmother is placed in a rest home, life unravels for the remaining household--Billy (Gram's driver), Bertie (the cook), and Bishopp (the butler), forced to abandon long-familiar patterns, take to the road in a Deusenberg ``old enough to be drawing a pension.'' Their ...

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Bertie the maid and Bertie's younger brother, Billy, the chauffeur, who, in the only nod to contemporaneity, lost an arm in Vietnam.

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