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Summer of the Gypsy Moths (edition 2012)

by Sara Pennypacker

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Title:Summer of the Gypsy Moths
Authors:Sara Pennypacker
Info:Balzer Bray (2012), Hardcover, 288 pages
Collections:Pirates non-fiction
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Stella is living in Cape Cod with her great aunt and a foster child, Angel. When Stella's aunt dies suddenly the girls decide that trying to make it on their own is better than any of the chaos they have had to live in before. Can two 12 year old girls take care of themselves and 4 small rental cottages? They are going to have to or everyone will find out there secret buried int he garden. ( )
  MelindaBoland | Mar 13, 2015 |
Stella loves living with Great-aunt Louise in her big old house near the water on Cape Cod for many reasons, but mostly because Louise likes routine as much as she does, something Stella appreciates since her mom is, well, kind of unreliable. So while Mom "finds herself," Stella fantasizes that someday she'll come back to the Cape and settle down. The only obstacle to her plan? Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in. Angel couldn't be less like her name—she's tough and prickly, and the girls hardly speak to each other.

But when tragedy unexpectedly strikes, Stella and Angel are forced to rely on each other to survive, and they learn that they are stronger together than they could have imagined. And over the course of the summer they discover the one thing they do have in common: dreams of finally belonging to a real family. ( )
  cay250 | Dec 28, 2014 |
2 displaced girls in foster care plot to care for themselves under a common secret and find their independence and power over their futures.
  lrubin75 | Dec 7, 2014 |
I think this is a great book about loss and love and growing up. ( )
  Mirandalg14 | Aug 18, 2014 |
Don't let the sweetly drawn cover fool you into thinking that this is a light and breezy novel for middle grade readers. Penny Pennypacker, the author of the hit series Clementine, takes a turn at writing about more serious themes, foster care and even death, without getting too heavy-handed or dire. Her gentle touch doesn't diminish the trials endured by Stella, who finds herself living on Cape Cod with her great-aunt Louise after her mother leaves her, nor of Angel, a street-smart and tough survivor of the foster care system who Louise takes in as well. Despite these raw themes, this book will linger with you like a slice of blueberry pie on a warm summer day. Pennypacker, herself a resident of Cape Cod, depicts the Outer Cape to a tee, with its mix of locals and summer tourists. Stella's yearning for home and belonging, combined with Angel's belief in destiny, propel this story as these two young girls weave together a story of lies and deceit in order to hold onto the one thing they have in common, a home, if only temporarily.

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  Mad.River.Librarian | Apr 23, 2014 |
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Stella loves living with Great-aunt Louise in her big old house near the water on Cape Cod for many reasons, but mostly because Louise likes routine as much as she does, something Stella appreciates since her mom is, well, kind of unreliable. So while Mom "finds herself," Stella fantasizes that someday she'll come back to the Cape and settle down. The only obstacle to her plan? Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in. Angel couldn't be less like her name—she's tough and prickly, and the girls hardly speak to each other.

But when tragedy unexpectedly strikes, Stella and Angel are forced to rely on each other to survive, and they learn that they are stronger together than they could have imagined. And over the course of the summer they discover the one thing they do have in common: dreams of finally belonging to a real family.
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Stella loves living with Great-aunt Louise in her big old house near the water on Cape Cod for many reasons, but mostly because Louise likes routine as much as she does, something Stella appreciates since her mom is, well, kind of unreliable. So while Mom "finds herself," Stella fantasizes that someday she'll come back to the Cape and settle down. The only obstacle to her plan? Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in. Angel couldn't be less like her name—she's tough and prickly, and the girls hardly speak to each other.

But when tragedy unexpectedly strikes, Stella and Angel are forced to rely on each other to survive, and they learn that they are stronger together than they could have imagined. And over the course of the summer they discover the one thing they do have in common: dreams of finally belonging to a real family.

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A foster child named Angel and twelve-year-old Stella, who are living with Stella's great-aunt Louise at the Linger Longer Cottage Colony on Cape Cod, secretly assume responsibility for the vacation rentals when Louise unexpectedly dies and the girls are afraid of being returned to the foster care system.… (more)

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