Down the winding road

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Jesse and his sister are city kids, so the journey into the country is amazing -- past sloe-eyed cows and emerald hills, under a cornflower sky. But the real treat waits at the end of the road: the Old Ones, the aunts and uncles of their father's youth who were old even then, who line up now to welcome their great-niece and -nephew, "looking and hugging just alike." After a vast country lunch, the Old Ones take the young to "the lake that they swam in when they were young -- and sit beside now that they are old." The kids don't sit. They find a tire swing, and before you know it, they are flying through the air and into the water, fully clothed and laughing. But it's the last day of summer vacation and suddenly time to leave. And there are the Old Ones lining up again -- all seven of them, waving good-bye, cherishing among them this newest family story for next year's reunion.
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Grouped Work ID a996c030-642b-7535-bb33-d2a60b81e5d5
Grouping Title down the winding road
Grouping Author johnson angela
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-21 21:17:09PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-21 21:21:21PM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 3.1
auth_author2 Evans, Shane
author Johnson, Angela.
author2-role Evans, Shaneill.
author_display Johnson, Angela
display_description The annual summer visit to the country home of the Old Ones, the uncles and aunts who raised Daddy, brings joy and good times.
id a996c030-642b-7535-bb33-d2a60b81e5d5
isbn 9780789425966
last_indexed 2018-09-22T01:21:21.129Z
lexile_code AD: Adult Directed
lexile_score 620
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
primary_isbn 9780789425966
publishDate 2000
record_details ils:a164404|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|DK Ink,|2000.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Country life -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction
title_display Down the winding road
title_full Down the winding road / story by Angela Johnson ; illustrations by Shane Evans
title_short Down the winding road
topic_facet African Americans, Country life, Family life