Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me by Dawn Knight

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First impressions are not always right

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.

 

About Dawn Knight

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Knight grew up in Minnesota. As a child she lived in an underground house.
 
Published May 30, 1997 by Greenwillow Books. 112 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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When Brit sees a huge dog while spying on her eccentric and unfriendly neighbor, ``Mad Mary,'' she is determined to lure the dog to her side of the hedge and keep him as a pet.

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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 pn

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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.

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