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Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Meet Gussie, an exuberant twelve year old. She and her mom have recently moved into a ramshackle house on a seaside cliff by in England. Gussie explores the life around her with enthusiasm and passion; the birds, the burying beetle, the views, the house full of books, and her new friends. Gussie also tells us about her parents' divorce and her much loved Grandma and Grandpop. Maybe Gussie embraces all that life has to offer because she has an incurable heart condition and is waiting for a heart transplant. Gussie fills her days with training a seagull to eat on her porch, watching the peregrine falcon's nest, reading books that she finds in their cottage, writing poetry and hanging out with her Aussie friend, Brett. With humor and a zest for life, Gussie reminds us that every day is precious.
Two additional books about Gussie are 'The Bower Bird' and 'Inchworm.'
Date read: 10/21/2009
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