First edition of The Moon Over High Street by Natalie Babbitt: An orphaned boy faces a choice between a dream and financial security.
Written by Natalie Babbitt. 2012, stated first edition. Michael di Capua Books, an imprint of Scholastic Books, publishers.
Joe Casimer was orphaned shortly after birth and raised by a grandmother. When she undergoes surgery, Joe is sent to stay with an aunt and uncle in Ohio. It's the 1960s, and Joe's experiences bring him to a life-altering choice between following his dream of becoming an astronomer and becoming the son of millionaire and taking over his business.
Natalie Babbitt was one of America's most gifted children's book authors, and The Moon Over High Street was her last novel before she died in 2016. Kirkus Reviews called it, "A congenial, cheerful tale with an important message; Babbitt may reach a new generation of readers with this satisfying work."
Natalie Babbitt story in New York Times, 11/1/2016: goo.gl/Kui47f
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