your family keep juicy secrets?
Pearls, a poor family living in Chicago, have nothing but love to give. Without
a permanent home or warm winter clothes, they have no choice but to cherish
more important things like family and stories.
she spent her childhood learning new words and making up tales, Early Pearl
loves challenging herself with reading and rhyming. Her father, Dash, stresses
the importance of giving each word its own story. But his mysterious
disappearance leaves Early wondering if he has an untold story of his own.
sets out to discover why her beloved father has left without an explanation.
And since he left his notebook behind, she believes she can use the writings
inside to find out where he is.
by Blue Balliett follows Early’s
attempt to save her poor family and rescue her caring father. Through decoding
numbers and tracking rhythms, Early uses her love of language to solve the
riddle. Although they lose their apartment and struggle to survive, the Pearls
prove that the right amount of love and strength can conquer anything.
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BY YAEL FRISCHLING ON 3/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, Book Club, book reviews