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Caterpillar Summer

Caterpillar Summer

by Gillian McDunn

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Overview

This beautifully written, emotional debut perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt or Ali Benjamin tells the story of a girl, her special needs brother, and the summer they will never forget.

"An engaging, honest book." —Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Newbery Honor-winning author of The War That Saved My Life

"A beautiful story of family, forgiveness, life on an island, and growing up." —Kate Messner, author of Breakout and The Seventh Wish

Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond—Cat is one of the few people who can keep Chicken happy. When he has a "meltdown" she’s the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She’s the one who knows what Chicken needs. Since their mom has had to work double-hard to keep their family afloat after their father passed away, Cat has been the glue holding her family together.

But even the strongest glue sometimes struggles to hold. When a summer trip doesn’t go according to plan, Cat and Chicken end up spending three weeks with grandparents they never knew. For the first time in years, Cat has the opportunity to be a kid again, and the journey she takes shows that even the most broken or strained relationships can be healed if people take the time to walk in one another’s shoes.

An Indies Introduce Pick
A Texas Bluebonnet Selection
A Parents Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Year



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681197432
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 309,248
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gillian McDunn is the author of Caterpillar Summer and The Queen Bee and Me. She has lived in California, Missouri, and North Carolina and is a fan of both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. She lives with her family near Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.gillianmcdunn.com.

Cassandra Lee Morris is an American voiceover actress, narrator, and writer. She began her career as a teenager, hosting the educational video series Real World Science, and then went on to work as a journalist, writing for newspapers as well as fashion and style blogs. She now works primarily as a voiceover artist, narrating and voicing characters for animation, anime shows, and audiobooks—for which she has earned several Earphones Awards.

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