Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing)
*Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing) by Alison McGhee has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine.
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Nine-year-old Julia Gillian's best friend is Bigfoot, her Saint Bernard. The two often go for walks around her neighborhood while Julia's parents study for their summer classes. Julia likes to keep a list of her accomplishments, but she hasn't been able to finish reading a book about a boy and his aging dog because she is afraid it will have an unhappy ending. Enzo, Julia's neighbor and baby-sitter, helps her conquer her fear, and Julia finishes the book.
Other Belief Systems
Julia's family dines at a Vietnamese restaurant that has an altar with a Buddha figurine on it.
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Illustrations - The illustrations of Julia's masks include a ghost and a vampire.
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