Softcover has light shelfwear to edges and covers. Pages tight and clean. Spine has small creases. PO name inside. 388 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1990. ISBN: 1558173374. She was an ugly duckling orphan from a dusty little town, where the kids at school laughed at her homemade dressed and whispered lies about her fortune-teller grandmother. Calico Gordon swore that she would escape her lackluster life and make a name for herself-a name that would become a household word.