Over the River
Holt & Company
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; grandparents raising grandchild
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.
multi-generational, single father
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
family life; grandparents; navy; secrets; Oklahoma
Moranville, Sharelle Byars, "Over the River" (2002). DIVerse Families. 746.