Wildflower Ranchby Stefani Carmichael, Matthew B Holcomb
Alyssa Bradburn has a difficult life, and after her mom's disappearance it does not get any easier. Alyssa's autistic brother, Ethan, is her greatest joy, and when they are separated, she is devastated. Even worse, she has an uneasy feeling about his new home. With everything falling apart around her, is there anyone she can trust? See more details below
Alyssa Bradburn has a difficult life, and after her mom's disappearance it does not get any easier. Alyssa's autistic brother, Ethan, is her greatest joy, and when they are separated, she is devastated. Even worse, she has an uneasy feeling about his new home. With everything falling apart around her, is there anyone she can trust?
- Character Publishing
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- Edition description:
- Trade Paperback
- Product dimensions:
- 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.27(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
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I just read Wildflower Ranch by Stefani Carmichael. It is a very interesting story, well written, about a sister and brother who live in Corsicana, TX. I have already told my friends and co-workers about this book and highly recommend it! After reading it, I now look forward to a sequel to this story! Thank you Stefani for writing such a good, adventurous children's book that is good for children and adults alike!
Wildflower Ranch, by Stefani Carmichael, is the story of Alyssa, a young girl whose little brother is autistic. Alyssa and her brother Ethan have a very special bond; she knows when and what he must eat, and what needs to be done to keep from triggering emotional upsets that can be traumatic for her brother. Most importantly, she knows what makes him happy. When Alyssa's mother disappears, she does her best to take care of Ethan by herself, fearing that if they are taken into protective custody, they might be separated. For a while, Alyssa manages to take care of her brother on her own. But ultimately she must accept her limitations and take help from others. As she learns to have a little faith, she comes to realize that it is okay to lean on others for support. Wildflower Ranch is a great book for young readers and includes elements of drama and adventure in a story with a powerful message of hope and faith. This book comes highly recommended and has earned our Seal of Approval
This is the type of book that you don't want to put down until you are finished. Great for young and old.
I read the whole book in an afternoon -- couldn't put it down! A beautiful story of the bond between a girl & her young autistic brother -- after their mother disappears, she takes on the full responsibility of caring for him. Can they survive? As an adult, I enjoyed this book. I would think it would also be a good read for tweens & teens who may know someone who has an autistic family member, or who knows someone in a difficult family situation. Or who just enjoys a good book! Highly recommended!!!