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By CathyR on 10-26-13
A poignant story
The emotional and touching story of Arlo and his grandfather, Poppo. Arlo's parents died when he was two so there's just been the two of them for as long as Arlo can remember. When Poppo has a stroke and is taken to hospital the beginnings of dementia are discovered so Arlo has to take matters into his own hands when he's sent to a children's home and runs away to his grandmother Ida’s house.
While Arlo is trying to come to terms with his mixed emotions about his grandfather going into sheltered accommodation and Arlo himself staying in Edgewater with Ida, he and his new friend Maywood help to solve a decades old mystery. In the end everything turns out for the best.
A lovely story with a sensitive and warm narration by MacLeod Andrews.