MOVING by Wendy Watson


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Another gentle view of the common childhood crisis, depicted with animal characters that look like stuffed toys and set in the country of Salk and Spock. When Muffin's parents decide to move, Muffin announces that she's staying behind; and so her parents obligingly leave her things unpacked and even take time to sit down with her on moving day and wait while she effects her own change of mind. Then ""Good-bye, old house,"" wave Muffin and Mom from the truck, both crying. And without even a glimpse of her future home, let alone a period of adjustment there, Muffin hugs her parents. ""I'm going to miss my old house. But I think I'll like my new house too."" Even without the quick-fix ending, Watson's viewpoint is more that of the sympathetic, indulgent parents than the reluctant child.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1978
Publisher: T. Y. Crowell