Tumbleweed Skies by Valerie Sherrard

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The moment Ellie and her father pull up in front of Grandmother Acklebee's farm in Weyboldt, Saskatchewan, Ellie knows she isn't wanted. But Ellie's father has just taken a job s a traveling salesman, and he has no other choice. The road is no place for a nine-year old. Ellie doesn't know her grandmother, but she learns quickly that the older woman blames her son-in-law and granddaughter for her daughter's death. And although her Uncle Roger is a kind man, Ellie is quickly cowed by the angry old woman, who shows her litle kindness and no affection. Determined to survive the situation with her dignity intact, Ellie isn't about to show her grandmother that she can be hurt.


About Valerie Sherrard

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Valerie has written a number of books for young readers. Out of Ashes was a Red Maple Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award. Kate was a White Pine Award Honor Book and an IODE National Chapter Violet Downey Award Recommended Title. Sam's Light was nominated for both the Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award and the Snow Willow Award, as well as a Resource Links Best Book. A mother of three, former foster parent to approximately 70 teenagers, and the Executive Director of a group home for adolescents for ten years.
Published June 1, 2010 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 150 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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During an economic downturn in 1954, ten-year-old Ellie’s father is forced to leave her for the summer with her maternal grandmother and Uncle Roger, people she’s never known.

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