Mickle, Shelley Fraser Replacing Dad
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books 1993 1565120175 / 9781565120174 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Corners slightly bumped, a couple pages with top corners bumped. A tight, attractive copy.
"What happens when Dad jumps ship? Once upon a time, in a very small town, there was a model family. The father, George, was the popular principal of the grade school. The mother, Linda, loved George. And they both loved their three happy children. Linda stayed at home and took care of things. The kids - Drew, Mandy, and George the 2nd - thrived. Then George the 1st dumped Linda for Mandy's 4th grade teacher and home, as the kids had known it, started sinking. . . fast. This story, which Linda and Drew take turns telling, is as fresh and as familiar as every shipwrecked family's pain. But the people in this family have resilience and a sure sense of direction. Linda and Drew, Mandy and George the 2nd keep rowing and they do finally make it to shore. How? With courage and love and the kind of good humor that families thrive on - both before and after a storm."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall