Miracle at Clement's Pond

Miracle at Clement s Pond This first novel shows a faultless ear for southern rural dialect and narrative style as it relates in the words of a young boy how three friends find an abandoned baby leave it secretly on the por

  • Title: Miracle at Clement's Pond
  • Author: Patricia Pendergraft
  • ISBN: 9780590414586
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • This first novel shows a faultless ear for southern rural dialect and narrative style as it relates, in the words of a young boy, how three friends find an abandoned baby, leave it secretly on the porch of a warm hearted spinster, and suffer the inevitable drama of the community s acknowledging not a miracle but an illegitimate child Bulletin of the Center for ChiThis first novel shows a faultless ear for southern rural dialect and narrative style as it relates, in the words of a young boy, how three friends find an abandoned baby, leave it secretly on the porch of a warm hearted spinster, and suffer the inevitable drama of the community s acknowledging not a miracle but an illegitimate child Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books.

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    1. Miracle at Clement's Pond was pretty good for a kid's book, well-written and filled with memorable characters.It gets weird at times though. Sylvie has an evil plot to steal the baby they gave to the kindly old lady, Bear takes off all his clothes in one chapter and gets into bed with Lyon (his thirteen year old son, weird! O_o) and there's a woman named Zooie who frequently enjoys slapping her daughter, Taffy (whom she named because she was born during a town taffy pull, what?)

    2. I really enjoyed this book! It's use of Smokey Mountain English is superb. It has a satisfying and open ending where the writer doesn't wrap up everything to the point of cheesiness but leaves a few points open to the readers imagination. The cover of this book is terrible. The artist obviously didn't read it long enough to know it takes place in the 1920's since the characters are dressed in modern clothing. But I can't complain too much since it was the 1980's and book covers have evolved away [...]

    3. The first chapter of this is featured in Read All About It : Great Read-Aloud Stories Poems and Newspaper Pieces for Preteens and Teens. The first chapter is the best.

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