Rocky RoadeBook - 2010
Ice cream warms the heart, no matter what the weather.That's the Dobson family motto. Whenever things get tough, they break out the special heart-shaped bowls and make sundaes. The road has been especially rocky lately for Tess and her deaf little brother, Jordan. Their plucky Texan mother talks big, but her get-rich-quick business schemes have only landed them in serious financial hot water.Ma's newest idea is drastic. She abruptly moves the family to snowy Schenectady, New York, where she will use the last of their savings to open her dream business: an ice cream shop. (Too bad the only place she could find an apartment is in a senior citizens' complex.) Tess wants to be excited about this plan, but life in Schenectady is full of new worries. Who will buy ice cream in their shop's run-down neighborhood? What will happen when their money runs out? Worst of all is Ma herself-she's famous for her boundless energy and grandiose ideas, but only Tess and Jordan know...
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Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2010. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1904 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB)
From Library Staff
There are plenty of complications and problems for this family that moves to a new town and opens an ice cream parlor. But it's still sweet. Recommended by Karen