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Finest Kind

Author: Lea  Wait
Publisher: McElderry
Subject/Category: 4-8
Year Reviewed:: 2007
ISBN: 0416909521
Review: The Panic of 1837 causes the affluent Webber family to trade their posh Boston home for a derelict cabin in Wiscasset, Maine, where Mr. Webber finds employment in the lumber camps. With the help of neighbors and his own innate sense of ingenuity, twelve-year-old Jake must learn to exist in Maine, provide food for the family, and take care of his retarded brother, Frank.

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