The Summer of the Gypsy Moths

Title

The Summer of the Gypsy Moths

Publisher

Balzer + Bray

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780061964206

Pages

275 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A foster child named Angel and twelve-year-old Stella, who are living with Stella's great-aunt Louise at the Linger Longer Cottage Colony on Cape Cod, secretly assume responsibility for the vacation rentals when Louise unexpectedly dies and the girls are afraid of being returned to the foster care system.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

670L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Foster care; Kinship care; Parental rights termination; Single parent; Addiction; foster mother; foster sibling; foster family; foster sister; single mother; single parent; death of a parent; death of a mother; parental rights termination; terminated rights; losing child; losing your mother; children living with relatives; relatives raising relatives; great aunt raising niece; alcoholism; drug addiction; substance abuse

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

teen; garden; sisterhood; friendship; summer; cottages; vacation

Diversity Impact

direct

The Summer of the Gypsy Moths

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