Family Reminders

By Julie Danneberg; John Shelley (Illustrator)
(Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580893206, 105pp.)

Publication Date: July 2009

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Description
Sometimes we all need a little reminder.
Ten-year-old Mary McHugh's world is shattered when her father is injured in a mining accident in the late 1800's. After losing his leg, Mary's father falls into a deep depression. He no longer plays the piano or has interest in carving the intricate wooden "Reminders" that he has always made to remind the family of the milestones they shared together. To make matters worse, the family may need to leave their home in Cripple Creek, Colorado in order to make ends meet.
Mary's love for her father and her desire to get life back to "normal" push her to take a chance that restores her father's spirit and brings her family a new life, strengthened by the hardships they have endured.



About the Author
Julie Danneberg, a third-generation Colorado native, grew up listening to stories about her grandmother, a miner's daughter, and her great-grandmother, an Irish immigrant turned miner's wife. Love of these women and their stories started her lifelong admiration of all courageous women of the West. Danneberg lives in Denver with her husband and their two children.

John Shelly was born in Birmingham, England, and moved to Tokyo as an adult. He has illustrated a number of English and Japanese titles.
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