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Madame Squidley and Beanie Alice Mead

Madame Squidley and Beanie

Alice Mead

Published May 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781429936675
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144 pages
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The story of a girl whose mother has a chronic illnessBeanies mom used to be a lot of fun. She still is, when she pretends to be the amazing fortune-teller, Madame Squidley. But Beanie knows its a strain. Mrs. Kingsley has been sick for months, andMoreThe story of a girl whose mother has a chronic illnessBeanies mom used to be a lot of fun. She still is, when she pretends to be the amazing fortune-teller, Madame Squidley. But Beanie knows its a strain. Mrs. Kingsley has been sick for months, and doctors cant say exactly whats wrong. They dont seem to take the illness very seriously, though. Beanie does. She worries about her mom, and wonders what will happen to her and Jerm, her little brother, if their mother doesnt get well. Beanies friend Charles Sprague has a problem, too -- scoliosis, and divorced parents who fight about it. Beanie begins to long for a new mother and a whole new set of friends. Then she discovers that she already has the best family, and the best friend, and that theres plenty she can do to help them.This is perhaps the most personal story written by Alice Mead, herself a mother with a chronic illness.