The Search for Belle Prater by Ruth White

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The sequel to the beloved Newbery Honor Book, Belle Prater's Boy



Since Belle Prater inexplicably disappeared about a year ago, her son, Woodrow, and his cousin Gypsy have been searching for answers. Then, on the stroke of midnight on Woodrow's birthday, the phone rings. No one is at the other end of the line, but Woodrow is certain it was his mama. They find out that the call was placed from nearby Bluefield, and set out to see if they can track her down. Joining them is Cassie Caulborne, the new girl in school, who is endowed with the gift of second sight. Unfortunately, they can find no trace of Belle. Once again, Woodrow realizes that perhaps even worse than not knowing where she is, is not understanding why his mama would leave him.



How Woodrow, Gypsy, and Cassie come to understand the truth, and Woodrow eventually finds Belle, fills this oftrequested sequel to Belle Prater's Boy with magic and suspense.



The Search for Belle Prater is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.




 

About Ruth White

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Ruth C. White, PhD, is assistant professor of social work at Seattle University in Seattle, WA. She received her doctorate in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked in mental health for many years, and for the last seven years has taught and trained social workers as a member of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences of Seattle University. She is a member of the National Speakers Bureau of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.The guiding principles of Dr. White's scholarship are that it is to be rigorous, relevant, useful, and integrated into the other aspects of Dr. White's career. During Dr. White's almost 20-year career as a scholar and practitioner, her research has focused on social determinants of health and well-being, HIV/AIDS, community development, international social work and maternal and child health. Dr. White's research is community-driven with the community as equal partners throughout the research process. Dr. White has also begun to create a body of work that expands her study of stigma into the mental health arena which grew out of her own experience with mental illness. The goal of this aspect of her work is to use her multiple positions as social work educator, researcher, author and person with mental illness to reduce the stigma of mental illness, empower those with mental illnesses to strive for mental well-being and advocate on their own behalf, and, to improve the quality and accessibility of services to the mentally ill.Dr. White's expertise has been called upon by her colleagues to review work in the area of HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health for organizations such as the American Public Health Association, the American Journal of Health Behavior, AIDS Care, and the National Science Foundation
 
Published April 12, 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 181 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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All of the readers who longed to know what happened to Woodrow Prater’s mom from the Newbery Honor Belle Prater’s Boy (1996) will be deeply satisfied by this elegantly conceived sequel with its tiny glints of magic.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Woodrow Prater and Gypsy Leemaster are cousins, but they couldn’t be more different if they shared no family connection at all.

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Ever since Woodrow Prater moved to Coal Station, Virginia, to live with his grandparents, the mystery of his mother's disappearance has haunted him, as it has no doubt haunted readers who...

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