Getting Near to Baby

Written by Audrey Couloumbis. Published by Putnam.


"Getting Near to Baby" tells the story of 12-year-old Willa Jo and Little Sister, whose voice is "lost in sadness," as they live with bossy Aunt Patty following the death of their baby sister. It focuses on Willa Jo who finds haven on the roof and from sunrise to sunset recalls recent events and helps her family come to terms with its tragedy.




Awards Won

Title Year
notable.jpg Notable Children's Books
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best of children's books on the Notable Children's Books list.
2000 - Selection(s)