Jolly is seventeen. She can't really spell. She doesn't have much of a job. And she has two little kids from two different, absent fathers.
Jolly knows she can't cope with Jilly and Jeremy all by herself. So she posts a notice on the school bulletin board: BABYSITTER NEEDED BAD. No one replies but Verna LaVaughn, who's only fourteen. How much help can she be?
For a while, Jolly, Jilly, Jeremy, and LaVaughn are an extraordinary family. Then LaVaughn takes the first steps toward building her own future, and Jolly begins the longs low process of turning the lemons of her life into lemonade.
Written in sixty-six chapters with text lines that break at natural speaking phrases, this is a startling novel by an extraordinary writer.
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Read by Heather Alicia Simms
Approx. 3 hrs. 30 mins.
LaVaughn needed a part-time job, something she could do after school to help earn money for college. Jolly needed a babysitter, someone she could trust with two kids while she worked the evening shift.
It didn't matter that LaVaughn was fourteen--only three years younger than Jolly. It didn't matter that Jolly didn't have a husband--or a mom and dad--because LaVaughn gives Jolly and her two babies more love and understanding than should be possible for a fourteen-year-old, because if she doesn't no one else will.
Heather Alicia Simms received an MFA from Columbia University in acting. She has made appearances in various television series, such as Third Watch, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order and As the World Turns. She also narrated When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune and Shayla's Double Brown Baby Blues available from Listening Library.About the Author:
Virginia Euwer Wolff is an accomplished violinist and former elementary school and high school English teacher. Her first book for young readers, Probably Still Nick Swansen, was published in 1988 and won both the International Reading Association Award and the PEN-West Book Award. Since then she has written several more critically acclaimed young adult novels, earning more honors, including the National Book Award for True Believer, as well as the Golden Kite Award for Fiction and the Jane Addams Book Award for Children's Books that Build Peace. Her books include The Mozart Season, This Full House and Bat 6. She lives in Oregon.
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Book Description Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110805022287
Book Description Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0805022287 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1311569
Book Description Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0805022287