The Canning Season (National Book Award for Young People's Literature (Awards))

By: Polly Horvath

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Love under trying circumstances
One night out of the blue, Ratchet Clark's ill-natured mother tells her that Ratchet will be leaving their Pensacola apartment momentarily to take the train up north. There she will spend the summer with her aged relatives Penpen and Tilly, inseparable twins who couldn't look more different from each other. Staying at their secluded house, Ratchet is treated to a passel of strange family history and local lore, along with heaps of generosity and care that she has never experienced before. Also, Penpen has recently espoused a new philosophy - whatever shows up on your doorstep you have to let in. Through thick wilderness, down forgotten, bear-ridden roads, come a variety of characters, drawn to Penpen and Tilly's open door. It is with vast reservations that the cautious Tilly allows these unwelcome guests in. But it turns out that unwelcome guests may bring the greatest gifts.
By turns dark and humorous, Polly Horvath offers adolescent readers enough quirky characters and outrageous situations to leave them reeling "The Canning Season" is the winner of the 2003 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Title: The Canning Season (National Book Award for Young People's Literature (Awards))

Author Name: Polly Horvath

Categories: General,

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR): 2003-05-07

ISBN Number: 0374399565

ISBN Number 13: 9780374399566

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 021426

Description: *** Hardcover in Very Good/Very Good condition. Binding tight, pages clean. No previous owner names. Light wear to spine. ***