This Old Man

byLois Ruby

Paperback | September 8, 2015

This Old Man by Lois Ruby
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A spunky young girl forms an unlikely friendship with a dying Chinese man while living in a group home

For Greta, having light and carefree Hackey hanging around her mom is a lot more fun than having an ordinary dad. But Hackey isn’t her father—he’s more like a pimp, and no matter how friendly he is, he still treats Greta’s mom like dirt. When the situation at home goes from bad to worse, Greta is moved into a home for at-risk children where she meets some of the most interesting girls she has ever known—and a shy young boy named Wing.
 
Greta’s riding a San Francisco cable car when she notices Wing carrying a huge basket of delicious-smelling food. It’s for his grandfather, Old Man, who is dying in the Chinese hospital. Although they don’t speak the same language, Greta and Old Man will become fast friends—two survivors, who refuse to give up on life.
 
Lois Ruby is the author of 18 books for middle graders and teens, including Steal Away Home, Miriam’s Well, The Secret of Laurel Oaks, Rebel Spirits, Skin Deep, and The Doll Graveyard. Her fiction runs the gamut from contemporary to historical and from realistic to paranormal. An ex-librarian, Ruby now writes full-time, in addition to ...
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Title:This Old ManFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:184 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:184 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inPublished:September 8, 2015Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1504022106

ISBN - 13:9781504022101

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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