While No One Was Watching

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On their own...

Frankie, Earl, and Angela aren't excited about spending the summer with Aunt Lula while their dad's away. But they have no idea just how bad it will be. When Lula disappears, the kids have no food, no money-- and no one to take care of them.

Someone has to take charge. Since Earl is the oldest, he feels responsible. His older cousin, Wayne, shows him how to steal bikes. It's a great way to make money, and Earl is desperate. But stealing bikes is not all Wayne does. And when he asks Earl to join him in a new money-making scheme, Earl is torn. It feels bad, but he needs the money. And no one is watching...

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Read by Dylan Baker
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When their father leaves Frankie, Earl, and Angela with Aunt Lula and goes to find work on the Eastern Shore, the kids think that he'll come back soon and that Aunt Lula will take good care of them. But Daddy doesn't come back-at least not right away-and Aunt Lula disappears after a while, too. So is it any wonder that during the long hot summer days the kids end up in places where they shouldn't be?

And then there's Maynard and Addie. They live where the lawns are big and green and the kids have swing sets and bikes to ride. But one terrible day, Addie's pet rabbit is missing from its cage, and Maynard suspects it was stolen. Now he and Addie will have to go into Frankie's part of town to look for the rabbit. And they'll have to do it while no one is watching.

About the Author:

Jane Leslie Conly's first novel, Rasco and the Rats of NIMH,an ALA Booklist Children's Editors Choice, and its sequel, R-T, Margaret and the Rats of NIMH,were included on a multitude of state library masterlists. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Trout Summer (an ALA Notable Children’s Book and Best Book for Young Adults) and the Newbery Honor Book Crazy Lady! She lives in Baltimore, MD.

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