Books by June Rae Wood

ABOUT FACE by June Rae Wood
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Peopled with a quirky mix of improbable characters and somewhat lacking in emotional punch, this humane story conveys, in a quiet but stubbornly persuasive style, that happiness comes from within. (Fiction. 11-13)"
By virtue of a brief but meaningful friendship, two dissatisfied girls from sharply different backgrounds come to realize the value of what they have. Read full book review >
TURTLE ON A FENCE POST by June Rae Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"An appreciation for those who sacrifice time, effort, money, and even their lives for others infuses this memorable tale of healing. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Like the turtle of the title, a grieving teenager learns that she's not going to get anywhere without help in this engrossing, energetic sequel to The Man Who Loved Clowns (1992). Read full book review >
WHEN PIGS FLY by June Rae Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"The secondary characters are just as developed, making every turn of the page and twist of the plot part of a very good read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The eighth-grade family living class assignment is for each student to care for an egg for two weeks, as if it were a real baby. Read full book review >
THE MAN WHO LOVED CLOWNS by June Rae Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"A perceptive look at some of the possibilities presented by life—and death. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Delrita Jensen moves to Tangle Nook and finds kids laughing at 35-year-old Uncle Punky (who has Down's syndrome), singing and swinging in the backyard, her worst fears are confirmed. Read full book review >