|aTrophy Newbery |bcrazy lady! |cby Jane Leslie Conly.
|a1st Harper Trophy ed.
|aNew York, NY |bHarperTrophy|c1995, c1993.
|a180 p. |c20 cm.
|a"A Laura Geringer book."
|aAs he tries to come to terms with his mother's death, Vernon finds solace in his growing relationship with the neighborhood outcasts, an alcoholic and her retarded son. Receiving less and less attention from his widowed father, Vernon joins with his friends as they ridicule the neighborhood outcasts--Maxine, an alcoholic prone to public displays of outrageous behavior, and Ronald, her retarded son. Then social services trys to put Ronald into a special home, and Vernon finds himself fighting the agency.
|aInterpersonal relations|vJuvenile fiction.
|aPeople with mental disabilities|vJuvenile fiction.
Increasingly alienated from his widowed father, Vernon joins his friends in ridiculing the neighborhood outcasts'Maxine, an alcoholic prone to outrageous behavior, and Ronald, her retarded son. But when a social service agency tries to put Ronald into a special home, Vernon fights against the move.1994 Newbery Honor BookNotable Children's Books of 1994 (ALA)1994 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)1994 Young Adult Editors' Choices (BL)1994 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)Young Adult Choices for 1995 (IRA)