Belle Prater has left her family, so Woodrow, her son, moves to Coal Station to live with his grand- parents. Gypsy, his cousin, lives next door, and over the course of their sixth-grade year, the two become best friends. But Gypsy can't understand how Woodrow seems to so easily accept his mom disappearance when she is having such a hard time accepting her father's death.
Newbery Winners--1997 Honor Book
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This book was an honoree for the prestigious Newbery Award for best children's literature. Click to see the full list of Newbery Award Winners.
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