Thomas and his Grandfather share a small house with, their cat and pet duck. One day Thomas’s great-aunt Linzy comes to stay for a while and sets up residence in Thomas’s room. He is unhappy about the changes she makes in their home and his life. Over time, this makes his grandfather unhappy, and Thomas is forced to face his own attitudes and feelings. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trophies, 2005)
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