The graduation of Jake Moon
For one thing, he can't invite friends over because Skelly might do something embarrassing like tell them to zipper their "briskets," or Jake might reach into the freezer for a can of frozen orange juice and find Skelly's frozen pajamas there instead. He used to love spending time with his grandfather...but now he is mostly stuck fastening the Velcro on Skelly's sneakers, or wiping rice off his chin. It's like all of a sudden he's the grown-up, and Skelly's the kid. How can the one person Jake could always count on be fading as fast as -- well, as the moon.
Barbara Park, one of today's most popular and versatile authors, has created a funny, honest, and unforgettable portrait of a boy struggling to understand this debilitating disease and graduate to a more sympathetic and accepting relationship with his beloved grandfather.
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|full_title||graduation of jake moon|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Kids Fiction|
|display_description||Fourteen-year-old Jake recalls how he has spent the last four years of his life watching his grandfather descend slowly but surely into the horrors of Alzheimer's disease.|
|item_details||ils:.b13188136|.i11892249|Central Kids Fiction|JF PARK|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 30, 2017|cjf|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13188136|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Atheneum Books for Young Readers,|c2000.|115 p. ; 22 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Alzheimer's disease -- Fiction, Grandfathers -- Fiction|
|title_display||The graduation of Jake Moon|
|title_full||The graduation of Jake Moon / Barbara Park|
|title_short||The graduation of Jake Moon|