What I Call Life
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What I Call Life

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Published by Square Fish .
Written in English


  • Family - Orphans & Foster Homes,
  • Juvenile Fiction / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes,
  • Juvenile Fiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction,
  • Children: Grades 4-6

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9795366M
ISBN 100312377525
ISBN 109780312377526

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What I Call Life [Jill Wolfson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Saddled with an unfortunately long name by her eccentric mom, Carolina Agnes London Indiana Florence Ohio Renee Naomi Ida Alabama Lavender just goes by Cal to keep things simple. Cal Lavender is perfectly happy living her anonymous life/5(10).   Assuming that her stay at the group home, dubbed the Pumpkin House, is simply a detour from her real life, Cal initially resists getting to know the other girls. These include Whitney, a girl with an imaginary sister and a motor mouth; Amber, who can’t stop pulling out all of her hair; and Monica, who jumps at her own : Jill Wolfson. Books and Authors Top Teaching Blog Teacher's Tool Kit Student Activities The Teacher Store Book Clubs Book Fairs Scholastic Education What I Call Life. By Jill Wolfson. Grades. S. Genre. Fiction. Cal Lavender is experiencing what she calls "just a short temporary detour" from her real life. Review: What I Call Life is a bit different from what I typically choose to read, but I really enjoyed it. The setting is very real and completely possible, which was nice for a change from what I normally spend time reading. This book is on the mild side, with more thought processes and life than fantasy books 3/5(3).

The Whole Story of What I Call Life in Words! I’m very happy that my editor had the job of writing the synopsis of this book and not me. I mean, how do you tell an entire story covering four generations in only a few paragraphs? It’s an interesting writing exercise. You should try it sometime.   During a routine scan of the teen’s room to monitor for misbehavior, I came across this book called What I Call Life by Jill Wolfsson. This was pretty much the perfect book to bridge me back to the book world. The first line of the book is Everyone is living her story. It is a wonderfully told tale of a group of young girls in a foster home. This book is *not* a dry, finger-pointing psychological exercise, nor is it a nasty-mouthed coming-of-age slugfest. Far from it. "What I Call Life" is a bright, breezy, funny, warm and humane look at how it's possible to rise above disappointments and discover the mystery in the moment/5(10). What I call Life From. A book about a girl named Cal Lavender. She is taken away after the mental breakdown her mother had in the middle of the public library. She is sent and driven by the police officer, Officer Quiggly, to a group home where they keep girls at when their lives had been ruined. The guardian is known as The Knitting Lady.

Jill Wolfson is the author of the highly acclaimed novels What I Call Life and Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies. The editor of a parenting magazine, her writing has appeared in publications around the country. Her book Cold Hands, Warm Heart was published in by Henry Holt. She lives in Santa Cruz, California and volunteers in a writing program for incarcerated teenagers. What I Call Life by Jill Wolfson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is.   On "just a short, temporary detour from what I call life, " Cal finds herself in a group home with four other girls, watched over by a strange old woman everyone refers to as the Knitting Lady. At first Cal can think of nothing but how to get out of this nuthouse. She knows she doesn't belong : Jill Wolfson.   Wolfson, Jill. What I Call Life. Cal Lavender knows only one thing: the life she is living now it is not her life. It all started when her mom had an episode at the local library. Now Cal finds herself living in a group home, sharing a bedroom with other foster kids--none of them ‘normal’--and learning to knit from the Knitting Lady.