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HOME, AND OTHER BIG, FAT LIES by Jill Wolfson

HOME, AND OTHER BIG, FAT LIES

By Jill Wolfson

Age Range: 10 - 12

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-8050-7670-0
Publisher: Henry Holt

Eleven-year-old Whitney, aka Termite, arrives at her 12th foster home, in remote Forest Glen, prepared for the worst. Termite soon discovers that foster children are a cottage industry in this logging town where layoffs have meant psychological as well as economic depression for the loggers. Termite might be the loudest of the band of fosters at Forest Glen Elementary, but she is by no means the most eccentric. From this ragtag band, Termite fashions a cohesive mutual support group and, with her foster brother as an unlikely ally, goes head to head with the newly re-hired loggers who want to cut down an aged redwood lovingly known as Big Momma. A sweet, spirited tale told with warmth and humor about a determined misfit who finds a home at last in a family and a community. (Fiction. 10-12)