" ... an upbeat, positive story ... wise, hopeful ... with a subtle simplicity sure to touch hearts."
—School Library Journal
"An enjoyable adventure of discovery ... "
—Midwest Book Review
Mom called this my Summer of Courage. She said that when you need courage the most is when you realize what's happened in your life and you decide to get up the next morning anyway.
When 10-year-old Andy goes to Grandma's house for the summer, all he can think about is how much he misses his dad in heaven and his best friend Anthony, who moved away.
In a summer filled with family, fishing, and friendship, Andy discovers what happens when you mix rotten apples with a little bit of faith.
I closed my eyes and prayed for God to send me a sign. Any sign he was listening. He sent me perch, Mrs. Sackets, and crow's nest.
Includes crow's nest recipe, gin rummy rules, and discussion guide.
This story, originally published in hardcover as Perch, Mrs. Sackets, and Crow's Nest, has won multiple awards, including:
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver
Mom's Choice Awards Silver
Children's Crown Award Finalist
NAPPA Honors Book
Foreword Book of the Year Awards Finalist
Midwest Book Awards Finalist