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Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5S3.822330
Three lonely foster children learn to care about themselves and each other.
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published on March 16, 1977 by Harpercollins Childrens Books
ISBN-10: 0060209178
ISBN-13: 9780060209179
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  • cartpotato
    cartpotatoMonday, October 7, 2019 at 9:28 am55 stars
    It is a really good book. It is nice to read about the friendship and how close the kids got eventually. Would recommend it to someone looking for a good book.
    • jordanhpatterso
      jordanhpattersoFriday, September 11, 2015 at 6:47 am55 stars
      Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again. But against her will and her beter judgement, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own lives.
      • zamya
        zamyaThursday, May 22, 2014 at 8:42 am55 stars
        i think its a good book because they thought they were pinballs because the were getting passed around when they were in a foster home with mrs.mason and mr.mason