Over the River
Holt & Company
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.
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; grandparents raising grandchild
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.