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Spitting Image

Spitting Image

(2003)
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Twelve-year-old Jessie K. Bovey has a lot to worry about. She doesn't know who her father is; her old biddy of a grandmother keeps interfering in her life; her best friend, Robert, desperately needs new glasses that his family can't afford; and mean Dickie Whitten teases Robert until Jessie has no choice but to punch him out.

When some New York City reporters show up in Beulah County to research a story about the War on Poverty, Jessie sees a way to solve one of her problems. She can charge money for showing the reporters around town so they can take pictures of the “local color" and use it to help pay for Robert's glasses. But her plan backfires spectacularly, and Jessie learns some big lessons—and some big secrets as well.

A small Kentucky town and its quirky inhabitants are vividly evoked in Shutta Crum's warm, atmospheric coming-of-age story, which handles multiple serious themes with a light touch.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Spitting Image
Author(s): Shutta Crum
ISBN: 0-618-23477-2 / 978-0-618-23477-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Audio Editions

2004 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Spitting Image
Author(s): Shutta Crum
ISBN: 1-4025-7341-3 / 978-1-4025-7341-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Spitting Image
Author(s): Shutta Crum
Publisher: Clarion Books
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