The Vine: June 14, 2013
I'm looking for a YA book that I know I purchased from a remainders bin at a Tuesday Morning sometime in the mid-'90s (yes, I remember this, but not the author or title).
It was about a high-school girl, with an abusive father, who gets pregnant and runs away from home to have the baby. After she moves, she stays at a YMCA and gets a job as a waitress. The unique thing I remember about this book is that the restaurant where she works is run by a former doctor and only sells round food (i.e., burgers, pancakes, soup in a round bowl, etc.). A regular at the restaurant (who I think was an artist) eventually takes her in and in the end, she doesn't give up the baby for adoption, but the artist, the restaurant owner, and a few other people all decide they will all be a family and raise the baby together.
I've just helped my parents clean out their basement, including a box I thought this book would be in, so that was my last hope for finding it again, with the exception of the Vine readers. I hope it rings a bell for someone!
Hiya Sars and Brilliant Nation!
When I was a little kid I had a cassette tape (really? I used those once?) that came with a book of children's songs that was fully awesome. I know there was a song called "Rainbow Made of Children" or something like that, and one about a kid taking a bath with a shark, where the chorus was "Mommy, help me! I'll be good, you'll see! Mommy, help me! Eek! Eek! Shark!" I think there was another song on there about "We dare not go a-hunting for fear of little men."
I've Googled those song lyrics I can remember, but and checked iTunes, but I'm coming up dry. The tape was really a lot of fun, and now that I've got cute little nephews, I'd like to be able to give them a CD of it. Surely I can't be the only 30-year-old who had that cassette?
Sure, I want it for my "nephews"
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