Crazy Lady

Crazy Lady

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Increasingly alienated from his widowed father, Vernon joins his friends in ridiculing the neighborhood outcasts'Maxine, an alcoholic prone to outrageous behavior, and Ronald, her retarded son. But when a social service agency tries to put Ronald into a special home, Vernon fights against the move.

1994 Newbery Honor BookNotable Children's Books of 1994 (ALA)1994 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)1994 Young Adult Editors' Choices (BL)1994 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)Young Adult Choices for 1995 (IRA)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 133 x 190 x 11.68mm | 136g
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Harper Trophy
  • 0064405710
  • 9780064405713
  • 1,204,761

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"A much-needed insight into the lives of adolescents with special needs.: "-- "SLJ.""A heartwarmer."-- "C.""The writing is wonderful. This novel deserves to have a special place in the ranks of literature for young adults." -- "V.""Growing out of a tangle of love and laughter and grief, this story transcends the formulas"--ALA "Booklist" (Starred review)"This book is all heart. A quiet, winning story.""-- The Kirkus Reviews"
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2 9% (135)
1 6% (83)
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