DOROTHY'S DARKEST DAYS by Judith Caseley

DOROTHY'S DARKEST DAYS

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Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Caseley's Kane family (Chloe in the Know, 1993, etc.) returns in a series of vignettes about Dorothy's troubles. In poignant scenes, she copes with the realization that her parents make mistakes, and learns to deal with her feelings about a classmate who has died. There are also lighthearted and triumphant times: babysitting a neighbor's dog, helping her family during a blackout. The narrative is engaging, the characters well-developed, and the situations genuine. Caseley's tone and Dorothy's emotions are right on target, and the characters are refreshing in their humanity. This is a good look at life's ups and downs that is never morose--despite the somber title and the jacket painting, in which Dorothy appears to be coping with a terminal illness. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-688-13422-X
Page count: 102pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1997




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