Children's Hardcover Book, Foster Mary, Celia Strang, Juvenile Fiction, Literature


Children's Hardcover Book, Foster Mary, Celia Strang, Juvenile Fiction, Literature

A wonderful children's hardcover book called Foster Mary by Celia Strang.

Bud lives with his aunt and uncle and two other children they've chosen to foster, Bennie and Amellia, who have become like siblings to him. They are a migrant family, moving to a new crop location every few months, but all that may change if Uncle Alonzo gets a caretaker job at their latest spot, an apple orchard in Oregon. No one is happier than Aunt Foster Mary when that dream comes true, although coincidentally she also ends up with a new boy to foster, young Lonnie whose parents beat and then left him. Meet the Meekins, a simple family with a common goal, a happy home. Young Bud soon learns that with a little effort the smallest of houses can be such a thing as long as it is filled with family and love.

8¼ inches in length
5¾ inches in width
162 pages
Published by McGraw-Hill Book Company -- 1979 -- First Edition

This book is in fine condition. It has no shelf wear, no markings in the book, pages are bright and clean. The dust cover is in very good condition with minor rubbing along the edges.

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