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What I call life

Jill Wolfson

What I call life

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Henry Holt in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Foster home care -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Self-perception -- Juvenilefiction,
  • Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Knitting -- Juvenile fiction

  • About the Edition

    Placed in a group foster home, eleven-year-old Cal Lavender learns how to cope with life from the four other girls who live there and from their storytelling guardian, the Knitting Lady.

    Edition Notes

    StatementJill Wolfson.
    GenreJuvenile fiction, Juvenilefiction
    The Physical Object
    Pagination270 p.
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23274574M
    ISBN 100805076697
    ISBN 109780805076691
    LC Control Number2004060742


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Wolfson, Jill. What I Call Life. Cal Lavender knows only one thing: the life she is living now it is not her life. It all started when her mom had an episode at the local library. Now Cal finds herself living in a group home, sharing a bedroom with other foster kids--none of them ‘normal’--and learning to knit from the Knitting Lady.

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