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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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Spitting Image
Author(s): Shutta Crum
Publisher: Clarion Books
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