A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the theme is the different ways people deal with grief and loss.
Is It Any Good?
This delicate, poignant story is enriched by delightful characters. There's Spoon's eccentric, poetic little sister Joanie, who carries branches around in a suitcase and calls them tree bones; his tender, grieving grandfather; and Spoon himself, deeply thoughtful and caring, afraid that his memories of his grandmother are fading. Kevin Henkes shows his mastery here, making this simple story affecting without sentimentality, and compelling without contrived dramatics. A small masterpiece.
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