Sonny's House of Spies

Sonny s House of Spies Sonny is only one of the spies at the Bradshaw house in Mozier Alabama But as a child he saw a tray full of dinner come flying across the front hall at his father His mother s aim was dead on And Dad

  • Title: Sonny's House of Spies
  • Author: George Ella Lyon
  • ISBN: 9780689851681
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sonny is only one of the spies at the Bradshaw house in Mozier, Alabama But as a child he saw a tray full of dinner come flying across the front hall at his father His mother s aim was dead on And Daddy s departure promptly followed.Loretta, Sonny s older sister, spies by eavesdropping As she tells him, How else am I going to survive in a family tight lipped as tombs Sonny is only one of the spies at the Bradshaw house in Mozier, Alabama But as a child he saw a tray full of dinner come flying across the front hall at his father His mother s aim was dead on And Daddy s departure promptly followed.Loretta, Sonny s older sister, spies by eavesdropping As she tells him, How else am I going to survive in a family tight lipped as tombs But the kids spying only scratches the surface of what s really going on in this 1950s family in the deep South While Deaton, the youngest, worries about pirates and vampires, and Uncle Marty, family protector, serves up scripture with every bite at the Circle of Life donut shop, somebody is watching.Somebody unsuspected by Sonny But at thirteen he knows something s fishy, and he intends to find out what That s why one Friday after Uncle Marty pays him for dishwashing at the Circle of Life, he sneaks out of town, first by bike and then by bus Selma, his mama Mamby Nissa Uncle Sink Aunt Roo his sister and brother nobody from that all too serious but often hilarious crew has a clue where he s gone And even Sonny can t say exactly what he s after, until those tight lipped tombs start talking, and life in the house on Rhubarb changes for good.

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    1. Sonny house of spies is a nonfiction book about family drama. Sonny's dad leaves when he's very young and his family is left to fend for themselves. Sonny then gets a job at a donut shop with his uncle to support the family. One day Sonny finds a note from his dad to his uncle, Marty and the address is just the city next to his. So he leaves his house and rides a bus to his dad's city but he finds out it was just a post office not his house. He goes home and asks his uncle why he hadn't to him t [...]

    2. It's the 1947, in a small town in Alabama and Sonny's dad has just walked out on them. "You don't know my daddy," the book begins, and Sonny tells the reader of the day his life changed. He knows there has to be something more to the split up than he has been told, and it puzzles him. A few years go by, and the reader sees small town Southern life through Sonny's eyes as he tries to handle his own life without a father, as well as every day living with his sometimes funny, sometimes difficult fa [...]

    3. Sonny's father leaves his family when Sonny is a young boy; Sonny was too young at the time to truly understand the weight of the situation. Sonny's mother receives help from a seemingly coincidental Uncle Marty from One-Way church to raise her three kids: Loretta, Sonny, and Deaton. Despite the criticism from their extended family, Uncle Marty stays and acts as a father figure in Sonny's life. Sonny, desperate to find answers of his father's absence, goes to Mobile to look for the truth; coming [...]

    4. Summary: Sonny's Mom and Dad had a fight and his Dad moves out. His last words to Sonny imply Sonny is responsible. Sonny’s father doesn't visit and Sonny doesn't know where he is. As Sonny searches for clues a churchman, Uncle Marty befriends the family. Why? Why does the man want to assume responsibility for Sonny’s family?Personal Response: I thought this was a great coming of age story. Sonny's feeling that he was responsible for the break-up is an emotion other children of divorce wil [...]

    5. Sonny’s dad left the family when he was very young and he has had to deal with his sister, Loretta, and the differences between the Methodist religion when his father was home and the One-Way Word of Faith Tabernacle that his mother and his Uncle Marty endorse. He is searching for his father and the reason for his father’s disappearance and he is trying to figure out the uneasiness Mamby, the lady that helps his family, has with his friendship with her daughter and when he finds the answers [...]

    6. Set in 1950s-ish Alabama with a bit about racial and homosexual issues, but mostly just the story of a teenage boy. Very little actually happens.

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