Just Juice by Karen Hesse

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Realizing that her father's lack of work has endangered her family, nine-year-old Juice decides that she must return to school and learn to read in order to help their chances of surviving and keeping their house.
 

About Karen Hesse

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KAREN HESSE won the Newbery Medal for Out of the Dust, and was recently named a MacArthur Fellow. Ms. Hesse and Ms. Watson previously collaborated on the picture book, The Cats in Krasinski Square, whichreceived three starred reviews as well as numerous awards and Honours. She lives in Vermont with her husband.
 
Published November 1, 1998 by Scholastic Press. 144 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Pa receives a letter explaining that they may lose their house because of past-due taxes, and Juice’s older sister has to read it, Juice realizes that she’s not the only one in the family with a secret.

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Like her Newbery Award-winning Out of the Dust, Hesse once again celebrates a child's ability to extract beauty, pleasure and even signs of hope from her harsh surroundings. The opening image of Ma

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Like her Newbery Award-winning Out of the Dust, Hesse once again celebrates a child's ability to extract beauty, pleasure and even signs of hope from her harsh surroundings. The opening image of Ma

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