Gentle's Holler
Kerry Madden
Viking, 2005
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Livy Two assumes many of the child-care and household responsibilities. Still, she has time to dream of future travels, a home of her own, and her own country-music hits. Her worry over blind little sister Gentle dampens her dreams, but she finds creative solutions with the family's minimal resources. In spite of the poverty and hardships, this is a family story that's full of love and delight. ... Taken individually, these characters are very human, but together they form a strong unit that will help readers understand what it means to be a family.

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