"Several of the b&w drawings emphasize the story's more somber aspects; the jacket painting shows one of the lighter moments that keep the narrative from becoming maudlin. (Fiction. 7- 10)"
Rudeen didn't really mind giving up her bedroom when Grampa moved in, but she can't understand why he is so unkempt and uncommunicative—he won't even visit her school on Grandfather's Day after she has bragged about how well he plays the harmonica.
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