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The summer of the gypsy moths

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From Clementine author Sara Pennypacker, this is a poignant middle-grade novel about two foster children who must find a way to work together in order to survive.

Eleven-year-old Stella misses her (unreliable) mom, but she loves it at great-aunt Louise's house. Louise lives on Cape Cod, where Stella hopes her mom will someday come and settle down. The only problem? Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in. The two girls live together but there's no way they'll ever be friends. Then Louise suddenly passes away one morning--and Stella and Angel decide not to tell anyone. Now they have to depend on each other for survival. Now they are forced to trust each other with the biggest secret ever.

With great empathy and humor, Sara Pennypacker tells the story of two very different girls who unexpectedly become each other's true family.

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Grouping Title summer of the gypsy moths
Grouping Author pennypacker sara
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subject_facet Cape Cod (Mass.) -- Fiction, Cape Cod (Mass.) -- Juvenile fiction, Death -- Fiction, Death -- Juvenile fiction, Great-aunts -- Fiction, Great-aunts -- Juvenile fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction, Secrets -- Fiction, Secrets -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The summer of the gypsy moths
title_full Summer of the Gypsy Moths, Summer of the gypsy moths / Sara Pennypacker, The summer of the gypsy moths / Sara Pennypacker
title_short The summer of the gypsy moths
topic_facet Death, Great-aunts, Juvenile Fiction, Loss (Psychology), Secrets