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Over the River

Title

Over the River

Publisher

Holt & Company

Pages

228 pages

Publication Year

2002

ISBN

9780805070491

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; grandparents raising grandchild

Annotation

In 1947, after the war, Willa Mae's father returns to the Illinois town where she has lived with her maternal grandparents for the last five of her eleven years, and Willa Mae finds herself struggling to understand old family tensions and secrets.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

multi-generational, single father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2003; Booklist Top 10 Youth First Novels, 2003; Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2004; Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Eighth Edition, 2003; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Friends of American Writers Juvenile Literature Award, 2003, Winner; Young People's Literature Award, 2003, Winner, Young People's Literature

Keywords

family life; grandparents; navy; secrets; Oklahoma

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Over the River

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