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In this stirring and heartwarming tale set during the Christmas of 1943, we follow nine-year-old Andy Catlett as he embarks on a bus trip to visit his grandparents homes unaccompanied. Andy not only considers this an adventure, but his first step into adulthood. Andy Catlett is a sweet remembrance of a time and a way of life that has all but ceased to exist. The old ways are in retreat, modern life is crowding everything in its path, and now, as an aged Andy looks back, he recalls the stories of neighbors and friends, and generously shares them with his reader. In this world, the land is a bond, connecting the living and the dead in a perpetual community.