Crunch

By Connor, Leslie

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ISBN
978-0-06169-229-1
Publisher
HarperCollins/Tegen


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2010

Gr 5-8 Mom and Dad take an annual anniversary drive up the New England coast for a week, and this year, they let 18-year-old Lil and 14-year-old Dewey hold down the fort while they're gone. In an all-too-plausible scenario, though, the national fuel shortage hits crunch level, and there is no gasoline to be had. For the first several days that their parents are stranded near the Canadian border, nobody panics: the older kids get the five-year-old twins to summer camp each day, and Dewey and his younger brother, Vince, keep t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2010  |  

With their parents stuck up north because of a severe fuel shortage—"pumps are dry clear across the country"—the five Marriss children must hold down the fort at home. At first, they're just keeping on keeping on, with each day seeming like the one before: fourteen-year-old narrator Dewey takes the five-year-old twins to summer camp each day, allowing older sister Lil to attend art school, then Dewey and thirteen-year-old Vince make the few simple repairs for the family...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

When a severe fuel shortage strands their parents, the five Marriss children hold down the fort--and the family's bike business....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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