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Valentine Evan Commager

Valentine

Evan Commager

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182 pages
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Sixteen-year-old Valentine Johnson, large and stolid and as unlike her frilly first name as the North is different from the South, is homesick for her native Vermont. To make the best of her new life in Georgia with her retired schoolteacher aunt,MoreSixteen-year-old Valentine Johnson, large and stolid and as unlike her frilly first name as the North is different from the South, is homesick for her native Vermont. To make the best of her new life in Georgia with her retired schoolteacher aunt, Valentine becomes a babysitter to boisterous young Jackie Lambert.The Thorne family has gathered together because a cherished sister, Jackies Aunt Maud, is seriously ill. The friendly, generous family needs Valentines plain talking and calm capability as much as she needs the poise she learns from kind Uncle John, the release from dread of boys and parties she learns from flirtatious Miss Sally, or the lessons in prettiness she learns from comfortable Miss Ruth. But most of all, the orphaned Valentine needs the love that Aunt Maud, though close to death, is able to give her.Author of Cousins and Beaux, Evan Commager has written a sensitive, moving story for teenage readers of both the North and South - or any other region of the country.