Gerald Hughes longs for something magical to happen in his life. His mother is grieving for the loss of his father in the Second World War; he feels alone and is without true friendship and happiness.
When Gerald discovers an unusual caterpillar hidden amongst the undergrowth in the fields which surround his home, he instantly senses the creature’s magical qualities and embarks on a journey through 15 days of summer, knowing that from this moment on, his life will never be the same again.
Can this magical creature help Gerald finally feel happiness in his heart? Will what he discovers change his feelings about his family forever and will Gerald ever find out the magical caterpillar’s purpose?
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About the Author
Becky Perkins writes gentle, heart warming and thought provoking stories which teenagers and upwards can enjoy. Becky's strong imagination brings her characters to life, which makes her beautifully written book almost impossible to put down and when you do, it leaves you wondering what will happen next. Becky lives in North Nottinghamshire with her husband and two children and has drawn upon her own life experiences to create a story which is not only pleasurable to read, but one which most readers can connect with. Fifteen days of Summer is set in a time when technology was non-existent and where family was important, it is a novel which is filled with magic, mystery, laughter and romance.