Annotations for Early Winter


Baker & Taylor
Refusing to believe that his Granddad has Alzheimer's disease, Tim convinces Granddad to run away with him on a fishing trip to prove that he can still take care of himself, but on the way, Granddad starts forgetting things, and when they are both plunged into a perilous situation, Tim finally realizes that Granddad has changed--but his realization may have come too late.

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Baker & Taylor
When eleven-year-old Tim's beloved grandfather develops Alzheimer's disease, Tim tries to restore and save him by taking him out for a fishing adventure at the pond, but the outing turns into a disaster

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Houghton
Tim is distressed to learn that his mom, new stepfather, and grandmother are sure Granddad has Alzheimer's disease. Refusing to accept the possibility that they may be right, Tim persuades Granddad to run away with him on a fishing trip, convinced this will prove that Granddad is still capable of taking care of himself. But on the way to the lake, Granddad keeps forgetting things: their equipment, the soft drinks, even how to make change at the roadside store. When Granddad can't get them out of a dangerous situation on the water but instead makes the problem worse, Tim finally realizes his grandfather has changed . . . but his awareness may have come too late. Well-developed characters and page-turning suspense ensure that this riveting yet poignant novel will hold readers captive.


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