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Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen

Glen Huser

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ISBN 10: 0888997337 / ISBN 13: 9780888997333
Published by Groundwood Books, 2008
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen

Publisher: Groundwood Books

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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At 15, Tamara has survived the foster care system through brains, will, and attitude. Now close to getting out, she dreams of being a model. First, though, there’s high school to get through, along with her teacher’s latest community project volunteering at the local seniors home. Tamara doubts she can endure either the residents or the smells. Then she’s assigned to Jean Barclay a cranky, wealthy, and extremely frail former schoolteacher. As the two warily size each other up, they realize each is the key to achieving their own very different goals. Miss Barclay wants to attend Wagner’s Ring Cycle in Seattle a trip doctors insist she’s too weak to undertake. Tamara wants to enroll in modeling school in Vancouver an expense she can’t begin to afford. Daringly, they plan the road trip of a lifetime but can these two bossy, manipulative women keep from throttling each other before their goals are realized?

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Glen Huser’s novels include Touch of the Clown (shortlisted for the Mr. Christie’s Book Award), Stitches (winner of the Governor General’s Award) and Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen (nominated for the Governor General’s Award and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award). A former teacher-librarian in Edmonton, Glen has taught writing for children at the University of British Columbia. He recently explored his passion for musical theater in Time for Flowers, Time for Snow and The Golden Touch, picture-book retellings of the myths of Demeter and Persephone, and King Midas, respectively.

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