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Nell's Quilt, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987, hardcover
Nell's Quilt, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996, paperback

“It's 1899 and Nell's parents want her to marry Anson Tanner, but she's only eighteen and has dreams of going to college in Boston. When the marriage plans proceed, Nell must struggle with everyone she loves – and herself – to regain control of her life or let it slip away.” –Pointer/Kirkus Reviews

Author, Author, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990

Twelve-year old Valerie Meyerson has just had her first children's book published, thanks to a poet named Tekla Reis. But fame is not all it's cracked up to be, and Valerie feels misunderstood and unappreciated.

The Latchkey Kids, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986

Eleven-year-old Callie Hoveler's mother has started a new job and she has to watch her brother Rex everyday after school. They begin to feel like prisoners in their own house; but when they go out, someone seems to be following them.

Baby-Snatcher, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1984

Laurel expects her summer at Hoop Lake to be uneventful. Then an accidental discovery at a once-abandoned trapper's cabin gets her caught up with a baby in events she never could have imagined.

Octopus Pie, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983

This is a book about a boy named Dorf who's interested in science and pair of sisters with an octopus (in a tank) in their bedroom. The book is in the form of a journal kept by Kristin, the younger of the two girls. When the octopus gets stolen, she has a mystery on her hands which Dorf helps her to solve.

Wings and Roots, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1982
It's the summer of 1955, the last summer before a polio vaccine became available. When Jeannie West first meets Kit Hayden, he's stretched out on a hospital gurney whining about being a cripple.

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