Willow and Twig

Mass Market Paperback | December 18, 2001

byJean Little

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Ten-year-old Willow lives with her four-year-old brother Twig. They are in the care of their mother, since neither of their fathers have stuck around to raise them. When their mother breaks her parole and takes off, they are left in the care of Maisie. Unfortunately Maisie suddenly dies, and the two find themselves alone in the city.

With no one left to look after them in the city where they were born, they are sent to live with Willow's grandmother, a writer, in her house called Stonecrop. From the rough streets of Vancouver, the children must adjust to a rural setting in Ontario, and the ways of their grandmother.

Both heartbreakingly real and honestly inspiring, the story of Willow and Twig reverberates with the realities of growing up alone and unwanted, learning to be proud of who you are and having the courage to find out where it is that you truly belong.

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Ten-year-old Willow lives with her four-year-old brother Twig. They are in the care of their mother, since neither of their fathers have stuck around to raise them. When their mother breaks her parole and takes off, they are left in the care of Maisie. Unfortunately Maisie suddenly dies, and the two find themselves alone in the city. W...

Beloved and award-winning author Jean Little has garnered numerous accolades for her work. Born in Taiwan to Canadian doctors who were serving as missionaries, she was legally blind from birth. Little obtained a B.A. in English Language & Literature from the University of Toronto. She went on to write 44 more works, including novels, p...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.04 × 4.39 × 0.67 inPublished:December 18, 2001Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141306696

ISBN - 13:9780141306698

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really, really great! I read this book 7 years ago when I was in grade six, and it is still one of my favorite stories. It's a great story about a sister and her disabled brother who live on the street and who are looking to belong. It's a great book for kids!
Date published: 2009-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME BOOK!!! just the best book ever!!!
Date published: 2007-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Willow and Twig I thought this book was excellent. I found I learned a lot about love and trust. Jean Little is one of my favorite authors she doesn't make her books to childish more mature for kids my age (13) overall I recommend it to all.
Date published: 2003-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an amazing book!!! This book is about a brother and sister,Willow and Twig, who are determined to stay alive!There Mother,Angel was addicted to drugs ever since Willow was born and when Twig came along...he had an drug addiction...there mother leaves them with a friend saying she will be back in a week and never comes home.The friend they were left with passes when they are there so they are left on the streets once more...no food...no one but eachother until they go to the police station and find out they have a Grandma..its an amazing book with many twists and turns...I hope you all have fun reading it!-Jessica
Date published: 2002-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!! I really enjoyed reading this book. You can really feel for the characters and the awful situation they find themselves in.
Date published: 2002-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Willow and Twig I thought that this book was amazing. The author did a great job on this book. It is about a girl named willow and a boy named Twig. Their mom is having problems and left are left on the streets of Vancover to die then they meet their grandma. the adventure starts. Excellent book. Recommended for preteen and teens. ages 8-14
Date published: 2002-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Willow and Twig I enjoyed Willow and Twig, it was very unusual and different from what I usually read. You have to be flexible and have a good imagination to enjoy it though, as the situation is not something many people can indentify with. Overall it was a good book!
Date published: 2002-04-27