Stealing Home by Mary Stolz
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When Thomas's Great-Aunt Linzy writes that she's coming for a "visit," Grandfather and Thomas have the sinking feeling her visit might last a lifetime. In this sequel to Storm in the Night and Go Fish, Stolz unveils the mixed blessings of having a long-lost relative move in, and all the love that can shine through if you know the secret to being a true family.

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Mary Stolz, March 24, 1920 - Mary Slattery Stolz was born on March 24, 1920 in Boston, Massachusetts. She attended the Birch Wathen School in New York City where she concentrated on the study of literature and history. She displayed an early talent for writing and served as assistant editor of her school magazine, Birch Leaves. Stolz also attended Columbia University from 1936 to 1938 and the Katherine Gibbs School. After her marriage, Stolz began to experience chronic pain which grew increasingly worse until, by 1949, she was confined to her home. When her doctor learned that she had once enjoyed writing, he advised her to begin a novel so that she would have something to occupy her time while she was houseridden. This novel became her first published book, "To Tell Your Love" which came out in 1950. Most of Stolz's books are fiction written for children and teenagers, although she has also published one adult novel and one nonfictional work. She has also written for such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Ladies' Home Journal, and Seventeen. Two of her books, "Belling the Tiger," published in 1961 and "The Noonday Friends," published in 1965 were runners-up for the Newbery Award. "In a Mirror," published in 1953, won a Child Study Children's Book Award and "The Bully of Barkham Street," published in 1963 won a Boys' Club Junior Book Award. "The Edge of Next Year," published in 1974, was a finalist for the National Book Award and also made the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor List. Several other books by Stolz have also received honors and awards. In 1982 Stolz received a George G. Stone Recognition of Merit Award for her entire body of work.
Published October 1, 1992 by HarperCollins Publishers. 153 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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As the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of the baseball color line nears, he seems more of a heroic figure than ever, and this loving biography will add to his stature.

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Thomas and his grandfather, encountered earlier in Storm in the Night and Go Fish , find their cozy routine disordered by a visit from cantankerous Aunt Linzy. Ages 8-11. (June)

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