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ISBN: 9780312555917224 Pages, Ages 9-13
Barnes & Noble
A middle grade novel about a 12-year-old girl dealing with loss, who uncovers a rather grisly scam involving a crematorium.
After her brother, sister, and father die in a plane crash, Daralynn Oakland receives 237 dolls from well-wishers, resulting in her nickname: Dolly. But dolls are little comfort to a twelve-year-old girl whose world is rocked by the dramatic changes in her life, including her angry, grieving mother's new job as a hairstylist at the local funeral home.
Dolly gets a job, too, where she accidentally invents a fashionable new haircut. But in Grounded by Kate Klise, her real work begins when a crematorium comes to town, and someone has to save a dying business, solve a burning mystery, and resuscitate the broken hearts in Digginsville, Missouri, population 402.
Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award ML, Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Missouri Mark Twain Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML