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A Figure of Speech

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Both overlooked in the middle of a big, noisy family, Jenny and her grandpa will always have each other to confide in . . . right?

No one in Jenny Pennoyer's family understands her at all - no one, that is, except her grandfather, who lives in an apartment in the basement of her family's home. Jenny and her grandfather have been close ever since she was born, when Grandpa, newly widowed, found that a baby was just the thing he needed to get back on his feet.

But as Jenny's family grows and they're all pinched together in one house, her parents become less and less patient with Grandpa's desire to be independent. Jenny feels like his only defender, the only one who sees him as a person with a mind of his own.

As Jenny grows increasingly protective, Grandpa's determination and Jenny's love for him will lead them on an adventure together that their family never expected.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 1973 : USA Hardback

Title: A Figure of Speech
Author(s): Norma Fox Mazer
ISBN: 0-385-28295-8 / 978-0-385-28295-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
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Paperback Editions

December 1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Figure of Speech, A
Author(s): Norma Mazer
ISBN: 0-440-94374-4 / 978-0-440-94374-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: A Figure of Speech
Author(s): Norma Fox Mazer
Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
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