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The Trouble with Gramary

Levin, Betty

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ISBN 10: 0688073727 / ISBN 13: 9780688073725
Published by Greenwillow Books, New York, 1988
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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Second printing. Inscribed and signed by the author on the half-title page: "For Keri-- / With all good wishes for more reading and writing! / Betty Levin." A young adult novel. Previous owner name to top of half-title page, else unmarked; corners and spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $11.95); light edgewear at spine ends and corners. Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 003978

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Title: The Trouble with Gramary

Publisher: Greenwillow Books, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

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Merkka's longing for a solid conventional existence is threatened by the art projects of her stubborn sculptor grandmother, whose scrap metal collection offends the other citizens in their small Maine village.

From Publishers Weekly:

In the small Maine town where Merkka lives, times are hard for people like her parents who work in the fishing industry. A real-estate developer would like them to sell their waterfront property. But Merkka's grandmother, Gramary, the actual owner, won't be pressured to move. She's a welder and an artist, and she needs the metal scrap in the yard that others find unsightly. On one level, this is a story about Gramary, her integrity, and the comfort she gives Merkka in a world of uncertainties. On another, it's a story about Merkka, trying to understand what grownupswho tuck away their thoughts "like Christmas presents, wrapped and hidden"are up to. Levin has wonderful insight into Merkka and surrounds her with sharply realized adults. Some of them manipulate the girl; others show more imagination and concern. Although the ending is a bit drawn out, it resolves the issues neatly and is unexpectedly tender. Ages 10-up.
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