Falling into Place

Falling into Place

by Stephanie Greene


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All the good things in Margaret’s world are collapsing, one by one, like a row of dominoes. First her dad remarried—plink. Then her grandfather died—plinkplink. Then her grandmother had to sell the house and move into a retirement community—plinkplinkplink. Now Dad’s new wife is having a baby, and Margaret is going to visit Gran at Carol Woods. There she learns that Gran is having an even harder time adjusting to change than Margaret herself.

Determined to cheer Gran up, Margaret and her younger cousin, Roy, set out to find her some new friends. Their quest leads them to some of Carolwoods’ most colorful characters, and ultimately helps Margaret to ease both Gran’s pain and her own. Stephanie Greene, the author of the popular Owen Foote books, introduces an appealing and bold new heroine in this funny novel that handles its serious themes with a light touch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618689286
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Stephanie Greene is the author of six books about Owen Foote, as well as Falling into Place and Show and Tell. She lives with her family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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"At once warm and thoughtful, this tale investigates the complexities of loss, blended families, and friendship. Poignant and true." Kirkus Reviews

". . . Children will sympathize {with Margaret}. . . her assertiveness is tempered with courage. The happy ending is poignant and satisfying." Booklist, ALA

"Margaret is sympathetic and strong-willed. There is emotional satisfaction here [that] will have resonance for kids dealing with grandparental transitions." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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