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Turtle on a Fence Post

Turtle on a Fence Post

by June Rae Wood

Orphaned by the death of her parents, and truly adrift now that her Uncle Punky's gone, Delrita feels just like a turtle on a fence post, who needs some help to get on in the world. But it's hard for her to share her troubles, and harder still for her to feel that she really belongs with her prissy Aunt Queenie and Uncle Bert. Slowly, with the help of a cantankerous World War II veteran who is burdened by his own sad memories, Delrita learns that home is where the heart is.

This is the eagerly-awaited sequel to The Man Who Loved Clowns, winner of the Mark Twain and William Allen White Awards. School Library Journal, in a starred review, called it "an engrossing story with characters that readers come to care about very deeply".

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.9
Lexile Measure
790L
Publisher
Puffin Books
Number of Pages
264
Genre
Realistic Fiction

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