The Secret Box by Gayle Pearson

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Five interrelated short stories set in Oakland, California, illustrate the ups and downs of growing up and include tales about a dog's funeral, a box full of unhappy secrets, and a secret betrayal."

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Dr. Gayle A. Pearson is currently the Assistant Dean for Professional Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, College of Nursing. Dr. Pearson developed the first NCLEX-RN review course at Rutgers College of Nursing more than twenty years ago. She has held many national offices and served on numerous committees of the professional nursing association, including a term as president of the NJ State Nurse's Association and third vice-president of the American Nurse's Association.
Published May 1, 1997 by Atheneum. 128 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A handful of consistently extraordinary stories about secrets, ethics, and bewildering affections, featuring characters from Pearson's One Potato, Tu (1992).

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Pearson serves up five linked stories about sibling relationships, executing them with varied success. The first, about 12-year-old Taylor's crush on her brother Toby's best friend, Rudy (who turns ou

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Humor balances poignancy in scenes set at the de Merit home, in their car (Eric causes a couple of fender benders and accidentally runs over his mother's computer) and at Aunt Flo's apartment, where a formal memorial service is held for ""Cousin"" Dolores, Flo's mangy mutt.

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