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Her giant octopus moment [text (large print)] / Kay Langdale.

By: Langdale, Kay.
Contributor(s): Langdale, Kay.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leicester : Charnwood, Thorpe, 2013, c2012Edition: Large print edition.Description: 380 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444814804 (hbk.); 144481480X (hbk.).Subject(s): Large type books | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Family secrets | Surrogate mothers -- Fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Deception -- FictionGenre/Form: Contemporary fiction. | Large type books.DDC classification: 823.92 Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: Ten-year-old Scout loves her mother: Joanie is pretty, optimistic and fun. But sometimes she wishes they could lead a more conventional life. Scout prefers her books in neat piles and her crayons lined up in rows, which doesn't exactly fit with Joanie's erratic lifestyle. When Joanie's deception over Scout's birth comes to light, they go on the run. They flee to a city tower block, to the coast and on to a fruit-picking farm, making friends and foes en route. Scout is clever and vulnerable, resourceful and anxious. She seeks order amid Joanie's warm chaos. She loves her mother deeply, but wishes they could settle in one place. But where - and to whom - does a child really belong?
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

When a surrogate mother pretends the pregnancy has miscarried, and bears a daughter - to whom does the child belong? To her runaway birth mother, or her grieving father and his wife?

Complete and unabridged.

Standard print edition originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2012.

Ten-year-old Scout loves her mother: Joanie is pretty, optimistic and fun. But sometimes she wishes they could lead a more conventional life. Scout prefers her books in neat piles and her crayons lined up in rows, which doesn't exactly fit with Joanie's erratic lifestyle. When Joanie's deception over Scout's birth comes to light, they go on the run. They flee to a city tower block, to the coast and on to a fruit-picking farm, making friends and foes en route. Scout is clever and vulnerable, resourceful and anxious. She seeks order amid Joanie's warm chaos. She loves her mother deeply, but wishes they could settle in one place. But where - and to whom - does a child really belong?

Adult.

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