Bound To Stay Bound

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 Gnome is where your heart is
 Author: Lyall, Casey

 Publisher:  Greenwillow Books, (2023)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 286 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 590900 ISBN: 9780063239821
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction
 Grandparent-grandchild relationship -- Fiction
 Alzheimer's disease -- Fiction
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Science fiction

Price: $23.98

Eleven-year-old Lemon Peabody is certain that aliens visited her grandfather thirty years ago, but she is running out of time to prove it before Grandpa Walt's memory fades.

   Kirkus Reviews (04/01/23)
   Booklist (04/15/23)

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Booklist - 04/15/2023 Eleven-year-old Lemon adores Grandpa Walt and his stories, particularly the tale of his encounter with an alien named Gnemo, a three-foot-tall green-skinned creature who resembles a living garden gnome statue. Though Walt now lives in a retirement home and Alzheimer’s is taking its toll, he and his granddaughter still conspire to prove that he really did meet an alien some 30 years ago. Lemon devotes her summer to the project, with help from BFF Marlo, and Rachel, a science-loving new friend. Coincidentally, an alien craft lands nearby, and the girls begin spying on its crew. While an astounding discovery links their escapades with Grandpa Walt’s tale, an alien encounter places them in grave danger. Readers who love tales of adventure will enjoy watching the inventive, intrepid Lemon scheme to outwit the retirement-home nurse, her parents, and an evil alien, only to find herself in need of a rescue by her friends, old and new. With an easygoing mix of idealism, bravado, and wit, this third-person narrative will entertain many readers. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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