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Carrying Mason

Magnin, Joyce (Paperback - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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In rural Pennsylvania in 1958, when thirteen-year-old Luna's best friend Mason dies, she decides to move in with his mentally disabled mother and care for her as Mason did.
Authors: Magnin, Joyce
Statement of Responsibility: Joyce Magnin
Title: Carrying Mason
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zonderkidz, c2013
Characteristics: 155 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary: In rural Pennsylvania in 1958, when thirteen-year-old Luna's best friend Mason dies, she decides to move in with his mentally disabled mother and care for her as Mason did.
Subject Headings: Pennsylvania History 20th century Juvenile fiction Families Pennsylvania Juvenile fiction Country life Pennsylvania Juvenile fiction People with mental disabilities Juvenile fiction Conduct of life Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Families
Country life
People with mental disabilities
Conduct of life
ISBN: 0310726824
9780310726821
Branch Call Number: J FIC M
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Jun 07, 2012
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This children's novel is set in the late 1950s in a small town in Pennsylvania. Luna is 13, the second oldest in her family of five children, and mourning the death of her best friend Mason. Mason was an only child, who lived with his mentally disabled mother Ruby May. At first Luna is struck by her own loss, but she soon feels for Ruby May, who having previously lost her husband, has now lost her only child. Ruby May is grieving and is missing the support she had from Mason. Luna approaches her parents, proposing that she move in with Ruby May and play the role in Ruby May's life that Mason had been taking on.
Along the way, Luna discovers her own strength and even teaches some others a few things. Luna isn't perfect, but she has a good heart and faith, and those will go a long ways. Luna truly cares about Ruby May and sees her as a person. A feel-good novel that allows children to think about those who a developmentally delayed in new ways.

Feb 03, 2012
  • MEDINASTORYTIME rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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