Willow and Twig

Willow and Twig

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Willow doesn't know what to do. Her mother has taken off again, she has to look after her brother Twig, and they're out on the streets of Vancouver with nowhere to go. Then Willow remembers her grandmother, whom she hasn't seen in years. Gram doesn't even know Twig exists, and Twig is, well, difficult. But Gram is her only hope now. After a few urgent phone calls from a police station in Vancouver to Ontario, Willow and Twig are on their way across the country to a grandmother they hardly know, and a strange household made up of an eccentric uncle, a hostile aunt, and a motley crew of animals. Willow is entranced by this new home-but is it really home? Are they safe at last?
Publisher: Toronto ; New York, NY : Viking, 2000
ISBN: 9780670888566
Branch Call Number: J Fiction
Characteristics: 227 p. ; 23 cm


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Oct 24, 2012

I remember reading this book years ago when I was in elementary and loved it. Its one of thoes books that you read in childhood and it sticks with you.

Feb 06, 2012

This book is awesome but was depressing at the beginning poor Willow she has alot in her hands especially Twig!

May 27, 2010

Roaming the children's section, I tripped across this book by Jean Little and I just had to read it. It's a fantastic read and gets right into the headspace of a young girl who's had to be the main caretaker for herself and her brother since a young age. The interplay between herself and the adults around her as she re-integrates into her Grandmother's household is funny and poignant.


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lms May 07, 2008

"Ten-year-old Willow and her younger, emotionally disturbed brother ,Twig are like "nobody's children." Abandoned by their drug-addicted mother, Angel, they become homeless and their temporary caretaker suddenly dies. The terrified kids end up at the Vancouver police station and Willow finally call her grandmother, who Willow believed had disowned Angel and her Grandmother welcomes the children with delight, and with the help of an uncle, the children travel to the family farm near Toronto to begin their new life. A moving, ultimately hopeful story about abandonment and rescue." (Novelist Review)


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