Very good childrens book, about a ten year old girl that I enjoyed even though I am a grandmom to a seven year old. Pat
Sweet story told by Clover, a 10 year old who loses her dad and gains a stepmother. This is an easy read, a good book to curl up with on a rainy day.
This is a compelling story about change, toleration, and love, told through the eyes of a ten year old. Clover, a gifted, talented, and witty young girl experiences a terrible loss when her father is suddenly killed in an accident, leaving Clover to live with his new wife, who happens to be white and Clover happens to be black. The color of their skin is not the only thing they do not have in common. Learning to deal with differences whatever they may be, is a reoccurring theme in this story, and througout the book, Dori Sanders manages to capture these differences between the two with a great deal of humor. Although this book is very humorous at times, there are other points and places that will prick even the hardest of hearts causing a tear to fall here and there. Clover is a book that touches the heart, soul, and mind, and is definitely a book for all ages. It presents problems that everyone at some point in their lives has or will face. This story presents problems of childhood, change, death, and differences, while producing a positive remedy, which is love and understanding.
This is a short book. The main character is a 10 year old black girl, named Clover in the 1990s being raised by her widowed father, and a slew of relatives who pitch in. They all run a Peach farm. The father gets remarried to a white woman, and then dies in a car wreck after only being married 10 hours. The story is about this new step mother staying onto raise Clover, and the 2 finding how they can grieve the loss of a man they both loved and find a way to be a family.
provocative and thoroughly engaging
Clover...a 10 year old black girl from a small town in the Carolina's, gradully deepens her relationship with her white step mpther after her father's tragic death.....
From School Library Journal
"Clover, a black 10-year-old who is wise beyond her years, is devastated when her beloved father is killed in an automobile accident shortly after marrying Sara Kate, a white woman. With clear, simple vision, unencumbered by adult emotions and experiences, Clover learns to deal with death, dying, and racial relationships. Readers will appreciate the keen humor and the picture of Southern life related by a child through the customs, cooking, and culture. They will also get a sense of race relations in the 1980s. Those who enjoyed Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper, 1961) and Will Tweedy in Cold Sassy Tree (Ticknor & Fields, 1984) will love Clover." --Carol Clark, R. E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA