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Mavis And Merna
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Groundwood Books
Publication date April 30, 2005
Pages 40
Binding Hardcover
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780888996473
ISBN-10 0888996470
Dimensions 0.25 by 8.50 by 11 in.
Original list price $16.95
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
When the owner of Gully's store dies--and his widow Merna closes the store indefinitely, Mavis, hearing rumors that Merna has inherited a fortune, sets out to find the truth, but instead finds a powerful, healing friendship. description: Product Description:
Ian Wallace has created a very beautiful book in which he explores the relationship between a young girl and a young widow.

Merna was married to the owner of Gully’s store. Located on the main street of a small town on the ocean shore, Gully’s sells everything from shoes, to wax, to matches, to rain gear. A little girl, Mavis, would like to buy everything in the store.

But when Merna’s husband suddenly dies, she holds a wake in the store, then closes it down indefinitely. Mavis’s parents speculate that Merna must have inherited a fortune. Mavis goes over to Merna’s house to see if she can spot evidence of this fortune. But instead of finding money she finds a lifelong friendship. Finally after many years, Mavis and Merna re-open Gully’s which has now become almost a museum of wonders.

This touching, gentle story of loss and the healing power of friendship and life in a small town is Ian Wallace at his finest.

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9780888996473 | details & prices | 40 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Mavis's favorite shop is closed down indefinitely when the owner dies, leading Mavis to enter into a lifelong friendship with his widow.

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