Belle Prater's Boy (Belle Prater, Book 1) by Ruth White

By Ruth White

Round 5:00 a.m. on a hot Sunday morning on October 1953, my Aunt Belle left her mattress and vanished from the face of the earth.

Everyone in Coal Station, Virginia, has a concept approximately what occurred to Belle Prater, yet twelve-year-old Gypsy wishes the proof, and whilst her cousin Woodrow, Aunt Belle's son strikes round the corner, she has her likelihood. Woodrow isn't as approaching as Gypsy hopes, but he turns into greater than only a interest to her-- in the course of their sixth-grade 12 months she reveals that they have got sufficient in universal to be top buddies. on the other hand, Gypsy is wondered via Woodrow's calm reputation of his mother's disappearance, specially on account that she herself hasn't ever gotten over her father's loss of life. while Woodrow eventually finds that he's been protecting a mystery approximately his mom, Gypsy starts to appreciate that there are alternative ways of discovering the power to stand the reality, regardless of how painful it is.

Belle Prater's Boy is a 1996 Boston Globe - Horn e-book Awards Honor ebook for Fiction and a 1997 Newbery Honor ebook.

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For example, to make pants, trace around the outside and the inside of both legs. To finish the pants pattern, draw the line across the top for the waist of the pants and draw a line across the bottom of each leg for the cuffs of the pants. 39 8. Trace the clothing patterns onto construction paper. 9. Cut out the clothing. 10. Use the markers, construction paper, tiny stickers, trims, and other collage materials to decorate the clothes. 11. Punch a tiny hole in the doll wherever you are going to attach clothing.

Design lots of different heads on different hangers using other collage materials to make the face and hair. 47 About the Author Thirty years as a teacher and director of nursery school programs has given Kathy Ross extensive experience in guiding young children through craft projects. Among the more than forty craft books she has written are Crafts for All Seasons, The Storytime Craft Book, Kathy Ross Crafts Letter Shapes, All New Crafts for Valentine’s Day, All New Crafts for Halloween, All New Crafts for Easter, and the first book in this series of books for girls, Things to Make for Your Doll.

If the paper dress seems too flimsy, glue it to light cardboard. 45 Happy Hanger Give your closet hangers some personality with this idea! 75-cm) Styrofoam ball poster paint in the skin color of your choice and a paintbrush thin ribbon map pins two small wiggle eyes embroidery floss in the hair color of your choice white craft glue Here is what you do: 1. Paint the Styrofoam ball and let it dry on the Styrofoam tray. 46 2. Slide the Styrofoam ball onto the hook of the hanger through the center of the ball.

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