Blackberries in the Darkby Mavis Jukes, Thomas B. Allen (Illustrator)
It’s the first summer after Austin’s grandfather has died and he’s not sure how much he’ll enjoy his visit to the farm with just his grandmother for company, especially since this was the summer his grandfather was going to teach him to fly-fish. Everything feels different, and without Grandpa, it seems as though traditions are lost. But with a string of beads and a spur-of-the-moment fishing trip, Austin and his grandmother learn how to keep memories of Grandpa alive–and begin some new traditions of their own.
“A sensitive, touching story.”
–School Library Journal, Starred
From the Hardcover edition.
- Random House Children's Books
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- 7.18(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 7 - 11 Years
Meet the Author
Mavis Jukes is the award-winning author of several books for children and teenagers, including the Newbery Honor Book Like Jake and Me . Her other titles include No One is Going to Nashville , Blackberries in the Dark , Getting Even , Wild Iris Bloom , and I'll See You in My Dreams . Mavis taught school for several years -- and was a lawyer -- before becoming a children's book writer. She volunteers as an attorney in the area of juvenile defense and is presently a language arts specialist in a public elementary school.
She lives with her husband, the artist Robert Hudson, and their teenage daughters in Sonoma County, California.
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