Bright Shining Moment

Second Story Press
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Aline hides under the hay when her father takes her to school in their horse-drawn sled. She’s embarrassed that her mother raises chickens in their yard, and doesn’t want her school friends to find out that their family has taken in boarders for the extra money.
When she learns that her sworn enemy, Jeanine, can buy chewing gum, Aline is furious at the unfairness. She knows that Jeanine’s family is even poorer than her own. When Aline’s mother can’t spare any money for a charity drive at school, Aline decides to steal a coin from her purse. She quickly feels terrible. But how can she confess?
Aline comes to realize that life is more complicated than she thought. A ten-cent coin can cost you more in unhappiness than you ever imagined, a sworn enemy can become a friend, and the hard times make the bright and shining moments glow even brighter. 
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About the author

Deb Loughead is the author of more than 40 books for children and young adults, ranging from poetry and plays to picture books and novels. She lives with her husband Dan in Toronto. Her three adult sons have long flown the coop.

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Publisher
Second Story Press
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Published on
Sep 25, 2018
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Pages
178
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ISBN
9781772600728
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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