Keeping Safe the Stars (Paperback)

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When crisis hits, a young girl becomes the only one left to take care of her family

Pride, Nightingale and Baby are the Stars. Orphaned and living with their grandfather, Old Finn, in rural Minnesota, the children, like their grandfather, are wary of outsiders. They believe, as Old Finn taught them, in self-reliance.

But then Old Finn falls seriously ill and is taken to the hospital all the way in Duluth, leaving the children to fend for themselves. Pride, as oldest, assumes the lead. Though she makes mistakes, she keeps them afloat; they even earn money for the bus trip to Duluth. But when they finally see Old Finn, he can't walk or even say his own name, and Pride knows her days of keeping safe the Stars are drawing to a close. Self-reliance can't make Old Finn well again. But maybe, just maybe, a secret from Old Finn's past might make a way for them to stay together after all.

A poignant story about family and love, Sheila O'Connor has delivered another extraordinary and mesmerizing tale.

About the Author

Sheila O'Connor lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Praise for Keeping Safe the Stars…

“Family loyalty, stubbornness and love.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review ?

“A thought-provoking page-turner.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review ?

“With adventure, history, and even romance, it will appeal to a wide range of young readers.”—VOYA, starred review

Product Details ISBN-10: 0142427586
ISBN-13: 9780142427583
Published: Puffin, 03/06/2014
Pages: 320
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 10
Maximum Age: 13
Minimum Grade Level: 5th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 8th Grade

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