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Gingersnap

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALK

After their parents are killed in an accident, Jayna and her brother, Rob, make a life for themselves as best they can.  Then, Rob is called to the Pacific to fight in World War II, and Jayna must stay with their difficult landlady.  Rob leaves Jayna an old recipe book that was their mothers and on the inside cover is the name and address of a woman in Brooklyn.  When Jayna receives a telegram stating that Rob is missing in action, she packs her bag and her pet turtle, Teresa; and travels to Brooklyn, hoping to find a loving grandmother.  What she finds is a clue to her past and the key to her future.

Prepared by Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD