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by Cynthia D. Grant

eBook Mary Wolf (Contents S.) download ISBN: 0749729538
Author: Cynthia D. Grant
Publisher: Mammoth (1997)
Language: English
Pages: 176
ePub: 1652 kb
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Rating: 4.2
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction

At 16, Mary Wolf seems to be the only adult in her family. Her father, once an insurance executive, lost his job long ago and with it, apparently, his backbone

At 16, Mary Wolf seems to be the only adult in her family. Her father, once an insurance executive, lost his job long ago and with it, apparently, his backbone. For two years the Wolfs have been traveling in an RV as the increasingly volatile Mr. Wolf occasionally lands and quickly loses menial jobs, supplementing his income with petty thievery and clumsy scams. Crippled by pride, he tells lies that Mrs. Wolf is all too eager to believe and that Mary's little sisters are too young to see through.

Published August 4th 2015 by Open Road Media Teen Tween. Author(s): Cynthia D. Grant. ISBN: 1504013573 (ISBN13: 9781504013574).

Cynthia D. Grant is the award-winning author of "Mary Wolf" and "The White Horse

Sixteen-year-old Mary tries to keep her family together as they aimlessly. Cynthia D. Grant is the award-winning author of "Mary Wolf" and "The White Horse. She is a popular American author who writes novels about growing up. Her books appeal to young adults who want to read stories about life in the real world.

Sixteen-year-old Mary Wolf can remember when her family lived in a house, when her father was a successful insurance executive who would jump . Grant has published twelve young adult fiction novels since 1980

Sixteen-year-old Mary Wolf can remember when her family lived in a house, when her father was a successful insurance executive who would jump through sprinklers with his briefcase just to make her laugh. But he never got back on his feet after his business collapsed, and he had to move the whole Wolf family into a giant RV, taking them on the road for a permanent vacation. Grant has published twelve young adult fiction novels since 1980. In 1991 she won the first PEN/Norma Klein Award, for an emerging voice among American writers of children’s fiction. Over the years, Grant has received numerous other distinctions.

Grant, Cynthia D. Some people won’t rent to a big family. Rents are high and you have to have first and last months’ rent, a security deposit, and money to turn on the gas and electric. We’ll need to save up at least. two thousand dollars. Meanwhile, there’s food and gas and other expenses. It’s amazing how much life costs. Every night Daddy comes home from work covered with sawdust and heads for the campground showers, first thing

For Erik, my haven and home, and for Forest. Clothing and books and housewares here, toys and cassettes and videotapes there. The watches and jewelry are in a locked glass case.

For Erik, my haven and home, and for Forest. With special thanks to the author’s friend. Mama wears the key on a chain around her throat.

Sixteen-year-old Mary Wolf can remember when her family lived in a house, when her father was a successful insurance executive who would jump through sprinklers with his briefcase just to make her laugh

Sixteen-year-old Mary Wolf can remember when her family lived in a house, when her father was a successful insurance executive who would jump through sprinklers with his briefcase just to make her laugh. Now he drives Mary, her pregnant mother, and her three little sisters from city to city, where they stay at campgrounds and parks with other homeless people, never remaining in one place for long. Mary’s mother has turned.

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Once Mary Wolf had a normal life, with a mother, a father, and three younger sisters. But when Mary's father lost his job, he packed the family into an RV, and they hit the road. Two years have passed, and they are still traveling. Mary's sick of the lying, the stealing, and the constant motion. In order to solve her problems, Mary may have to accept the most difficult solution of all.
Comments: (7)
Arcanescar
A 2 year vacation with 3 sisters and your parents. Maybe some people would like to get away from everything for a while. Mary did, too, until it all becomes too much. Mary was sick of it. Mary, being the oldest, took a lot of responsibility over ger younger sisters. Almost enough to have them call her mom. Their real mom being pregnant doesn't help, either. Finally settled on the west coast, Mary hopes things will get better, but they only get worse. Mom starts retreating back to childhood and Dad is trying his hardest to believe his own lies. Mary is aware something has to be sone. She sees everything falling apart; what is there to do? The RV breaks down, which only makes Dad mad and turns him to drinking. Now, stuck there, no place to turn,no one to turn to, Mary finds a solution. Definitely not a easy one , but a permanet one. Mary Wolf never wanted to hurt anyone, she just wanted a home. This book is easy to relate to. You realize you don't always see how good you have it, until you see someone who has it worse. It's very easy to read through the book without putting it down once. So, don't have anything to do this afternoon? Pick up Mary Wolf by Cynthia D. Grant, and listen to her story.
Rainshaper
The book got to me from page one to the end. Mary is sixteen years old and she and her family are going through a really bad time. Her father lost his business and that has resulted in the whole family wandering across the country in a RV. Her father has a job every now and then, sometimes life almost seem to get normal again. But in every job something is wrong and than the whole family has to pack up and leave again. Mary helps her mother with her younger sisters and a baby boy. She loves to go to school but they never stay in one place long enough to get settled in. Mary goes to school in one town and she likes it there, but after a short while her father messes up again and they leave in a hurry. It's gets worse and worse, her father can't find a job any more and he won't apply for welfare, he's to proud for that. Mary sees it all and is very ashamed of her parents; she doesn't understand why they can't live with her aunt in their old town. Many times Mary is the one with the adult approach to problems, when her parents just hide from their problems. At the end of the book the family lives on a campside near the beach, and Mary finds a friend who becomes her boyfriend. Mary's father gets crazier by the week and turns against Mary at some point. The end is shocking and unexpected.
As in many young adult literature books, the parents in the book are so preoccupied with themselves that they don't see what they are doing to their children. In this book Mary is the one who has to deal with all that and has to grow up in the mean time.
The book is entertaining, moving and unpredictable.
Risky Strong Dromedary
The Wolfs had been well-to-do until Mr. Wolf lost his job. He tried to find work, but couldn't. Consequently, the family ended up on the run, stealing to provide for themselves. Mary, 16, knows that her parents are not acting responsibly, and that her father needs help, but no one will listen to her suggestions. Her father physically and emotionally abuses her and, upon being refused welfare, shoots his wife. Mary, in self-defense, ends up doing the unthinkable -- shooting and accidentally killing her father.

This book should be for mature readers only because of offensive language and subject matter that includes theft, abuse, and a description of childbirth.
Ndlaitha
I first read this book when I was 11 years old and it still speaks to me now. The heartbreak of it all.
Tuliancel
I love this book! It is one of my favorites! I read it in school and could not stop reading! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! For kids ages 12+
YSOP
i thought it was the most wonderful book i ever read.i suggest it to everyone. i know anyone will love it
Slowly writer
I've never read such a great book as this. It's just irresistible to be put down. I really recommened this to anyone.