Help Wanted: Wednesdays Only
Peggy Dymond Leavey
Grades 5 and up / Ages 10 and up.
I'll look like that someday, I thought. Everyone said I took after Luigi Cecchini, except he had thick black hair and mine was red, like my father's. Grandpa and I had the same wiry body, not very tall, but strong as an ox, they said. At least, he had been once. I'd seen him lift a crate of cabbages onto his shoulders as if they had been feathers.
Mom had given him those pyjamas for Christmas. There was a little blue snowflake design in the white flannelette. Like a little kid's.
"How come you didn't get dressed today, Grandpa?" I asked.
"I get dressed, Frankie. I always get dressed."
"But where's your coat? It's freezing outside."
Frankie was my mother's brother. He'd been killed in a motorcycle accident before I was even born.
"Mom will be home at five," I sighed. "You want to watch T.V.?"
Lorraine Douglas is Youth Services Coordinator for the Winnipeg Public Library.
To comment on this title or this review, send mail to email@example.com.
Copyright © 1998 the Manitoba Library Association. Reproduction for personal use is permitted only if this copyright notice is maintained. Any other reproduction is prohibited without permission.
The Manitoba Library Association
TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THIS ISSUE - August 11, 1995.
AUTHORS | TITLES | MEDIA REVIEWS | BACK ISSUES | SEARCH | ORDER | CMARCHIVE | HOME