What is the woman kids call Mad Mary hiding next door? Brit is spying on her to find out - when she isn't visiting her sister in the hospital or shoveling snow off her underground house. Then Brit and her friend Oly see a huge black shape on the other side of the hedge. What is it? A bear?! Brit discovers more than she bargained for and learns Mary may not be so crazy after all. Here is a sparkling debut novel that will absorb every reader.
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Readers will feel the chill of a Minnesota winter throughout debut author Knight's crisp narrative. Details about Brittany Bennett's home life--the leaky roof of her underground house (called the pnApr 28 1997 | Read Full Review of Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me
and the ill health of her father and younger sister--show rather than tell hardships which the narrator takes for granted while her attention is focused on other things, mainly the foreboding yet intriguing old woman next door, and the bear-like stray dog Mischief, who streaks through Brit's yard.| Read Full Review of Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me