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The goatnappers

Author: Rosa Jordan; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Justin Martin is almost fifteen, and things are finally starting to look up for him. Up until now his life has seemed woefully predictable-barely getting by in school, taking the bus home to do his chores around their small farm, bickering with his younger brother and sister. His mom has to work nonstop to make ends meet. Then when Justin becomes the first freshman in almost twenty years to make the high school's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2006030173
(OCoLC)76132226
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosa Jordan; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781561457670 1561457671
OCLC Number: 958381896
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed September 12, 2016).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Rosa Jordan.

Abstract:

Justin Martin is almost fifteen, and things are finally starting to look up for him. Up until now his life has seemed woefully predictable-barely getting by in school, taking the bus home to do his chores around their small farm, bickering with his younger brother and sister. His mom has to work nonstop to make ends meet. Then when Justin becomes the first freshman in almost twenty years to make the high school's varsity baseball team, he's convinced his problems are all behind him. All he needs now to make his happiness complete is a bicycle so he can ride home after baseball practice. To earn the money for the bike, Justin sells Little Billy, one of the family's beloved baby goats. And that is where things begin to get complicated. Justin's siblings find out that the new owner, Mr. Grimsted, is horribly mistreating Little Billy. Must Justin break the law to save the poor animal' Then, when a red sports car appears in the Martin's driveway one afternoon, is it bringing emotional upheaval for the entire family, the tempting lure of adventure, or both' Author Rosa Jordan's memorable, well-drawn characters are woven together through circumstances-sometimes frantically comic, sometimes heartrending-into a web of complex relationships marked by the challenges of figuring out what is right and wrong and the confusion of divided loyalties. The result is a richly textured portrait of small town life and a struggling family that will intrigue and satisfy middle readers.
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