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In this novel a mother sets out on a trip with her four Children

In this novel a mother sets out on a trip with her four children Dicey 13 James 12 Maybeth 8 and Sammy 6 to vist an aunt in Bridgeport Connecticut Halfway through the trip the mother pulls off into a mall parking lot where she leaves the children and tells them to listen to their older sister Dicey After a day passes and they all realize that their mother is not going to return Dicey decides to continue on foot with the children to Bridgeport in search of their aunt The siblings begin their journey on foot with only a map a change of underwear and seven dollars The journey is a long a hard one for the siblings scrounging to buy food as cheaply as possible changing along the side of the road and staying in empty houses for shelter Once the children run out of money they decide to try and earn money by carrying grocery bags and wash windows in a grocery parking lot under the direction of their sister Dicey 

They continue their journey to Bridgeport when they earn enough money Once they arrive at their Aunt Cilla s house they discover that she is dead and their cousin Eunice is now living in Aunt Cilla s house Eunice is a devout Catholic that is driven by her routine Eunice does not give the best first impression to the children but quickly concludes that she will take the children in and care for them Dicey also quickly notices that Eunice s kindness and Christian duty comes at a price Dicey notices that as long as the children are well behaved and Dicey helps maintain the house by caring for the kids cooking and cleaning they will all have a place to stay however once the kids get in the way of Eunice s routine the kids are in danger of losing their place to stay or being separated Dicey decides that Eunice s price is too high to risk breaking up her family so she decides to move on Dicey learns that they have a grandmother in a nearby town so the children set out to find the grandmother in hopes of finding a new home 

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