Moonpie and Ivy

Moonpie and Ivy

by Barbara O'Connor

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A girl abandoned by her mother discovers the feeling of family

Pearl's mother, Ruby, just up and left her with Aunt Ivy, who's a complete stranger to Pearl. "Your mama's done gone off the deep end," Ivy says, and Pearl wonders if she'll ever come back - Ruby has always been wild and irresponsible. So Pearl is stuck with Aunt Ivy, and Moonpie, the neighbor boy whose mother doesn't want him, either, and John Dee, Aunt Ivy's Beau. But these three people seem to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, in a way that Pearl can't comprehend, and she feels left out. As she starts to understand what connects them, and how much she wants to be a part of it, Ruby appears.

With a vividly depicted setting, emotional truth, and a distinctly Southern voice, Barbara O'Connor shows how Pearl develops a whole new notion of what she wants, and what she deserves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466813021
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 04/02/2004
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,012,199
File size: 144 KB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Barbara O'Connor has written several popular novels for young readers, including Me and Rupert Goody, an ALA Notable Book, and Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia. She was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, and currently lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

Barbara O’Connor is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia, How to Steal a Dog, The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester. She has been awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver Awards, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Kansas William Allen White Award, the South Carolina Children's Book Award, the Indiana Young Hoosier Award, the South Dakota Children's Book Award, and the Dolly Gray Award, among many honors. As a child, she loved dogs, salamanders, tap dancing, school, and even homework. Her favorite days were when the bookmobile came to town. She was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, and now lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Moonpie and Ivy 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very intresting. I think alot of people could relate to what this girl is feeling. This little girls mother leaves her. While she is moved in with her aunt and the little boy down the road she learns alot of morals. Right from wrong and she actually was in a happy family for once. She stilled worried though would her mother ever come back. Read it I reccomend it to all of you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very interesting. I recomend this book to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a story about a girl named Pearl, whos mother leaves her at a long lost Aunt's house, without saying where she is going. Now Pearl must learn to live with the odd neighbor boy, and her childless Aunt, until her mother returns. This is a great story, about how a girl learns to live with the fact that her mother may not want her. Or at least that is what she thinks.