When Pigs Fly by June Rae Wood

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Upset about moving into a dilapidated old farmhouse and the cruelty of children who make fun of her lovable little sister, Reenie, a Down syndrome child, Reenie does not realize how lucky she is, until an accident leads her to discover the importance of friendship and family ties.

About June Rae Wood

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Published September 12, 1995 by Putnam Juvenile. 259 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Everyone is believable, from multi-faceted Buddy, whose love and concern for Reenie is touching and admirable, to Reenie herself, a real personality with some exasperating habits.

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The taunts from which she shields her younger sister, who has Down's syndrome, are not the only adversity facing Buddy Richter during her eighth-grade year.

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