About Face

About Face Nothing ever changes in Turnback Missouri At least that s what thirteen year old Glory thinks But then the carnival comes to town and she meets Marvalene Glory thinks that Marvalene has the most exc

  • Title: About Face
  • Author: June Rae Wood
  • ISBN: 9780698118911
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nothing ever changes in Turnback, Missouri At least that s what thirteen year old Glory thinks But then the carnival comes to town, and she meets Marvalene Glory thinks that Marvalene has the most exciting life of anyone she s ever met But Marvalene is tired of the carnival and longs to live with her family in a house without wheels Both girls wish their lives were diNothing ever changes in Turnback, Missouri At least that s what thirteen year old Glory thinks But then the carnival comes to town, and she meets Marvalene Glory thinks that Marvalene has the most exciting life of anyone she s ever met But Marvalene is tired of the carnival and longs to live with her family in a house without wheels Both girls wish their lives were different, and both need a friend But when Glory and Marvalene uncover a secret from the past, their friendship may be doomed.

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      June Rae Wood


    About “June Rae Wood

    • June Rae Wood

      June Rae Wood, the author of the famous The Man WHo Loved Clowns , was born in 1946 in Sedalia, Missouri My brother Richard was born in 1948 with Down s syndrome and a heart defect, author June Rae Wood wrote in the Sedalia Democrat in 1995 The doctor said he wouldn t live, and even if he did, he would never walk or talk He advised my parents to send Richard to die in an institution, rather than take him home and let the family get attached to him Wood, the second of what would eventually be eight children, was only two years old when her parents brought Richard, their third child, home from the hospital Although her parents gave all their children special attention, Richard, whom Wood s mother called her little Dickey bird, was doted on and protected by all the family members This was not just because he was handicapped, but also because Richard was very special to them all He would eventually become the subject of Wood s award winning first book, The Man Who Loved Clowns.



    630 thoughts on “About Face

    • Two girls from very different backgrounds desperately need acceptance and friendship They find that They find that with each other each girl learns that they are where they should be Marvalene also teaches Glory that who she is is not defined by the port wine birthmark on her face.


    • This was meant for a younger reader but it showed up in my apartment mysteriously and I read it Ended up being a pretty ok book.


    • Selfconscious and timid Glory and confident Marvalene have a good friendship going Trouble and lessons learned Good dialogue.


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