Blackberries in the Dark

By Mavis Jukes; Thomas B. Allen (Illustrator)
(Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780679865704, 58pp.)

Publication Date: September 1994

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"Austin's visit to his grandmother's is the first since Grandpa died. Austin notices Grandpa's things but feels the emptiness of his absence. This spare story vividly captures the emotions of painful times and shows how they ease with sharing and remembering. Boy and grandfather were close, but boy and grandmother seem destined to be just as close, with Grandpa's memory to bind them. Poignant and perceptive, this has impressive resonance, and readers won't easily shed its warm afterglow."--(starred) Booklist.  




About the Author
MAVIS JUKES is a mom, stepmom, teacher, and lawyer and the author of numerous books for children and teens, including the bestselling "It’ s A Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge "and "Growing Up: It’ s A Girl Thing, "as well as "I’ ll See You in My Dreams, Blackberries in the Dark, "and the Newbery Honor Book "Like Jake and Me." She lives and works with her husband, artist Robert Hudson, on a ranch in northern California.

Thomas B. Allen is the author of numerous history books, including George Washington, Spymaster and Remember Valley Forge. A frequent contributor to Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Military History Quarterly, Military History, Naval History, the U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings, and other publications, he lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
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