The year is 1946. Seven-year-old Roberta lives in Washington, D.C., with her parentsbut this summer they send her to live with her grandparents in rural North Carolina for one month while her mother is on bed rest for a difficult pregnancy.
Roberta doesn’t want to leave home. She’s even more worried that the new baby might take her place in the family. So, while her momma and daddy are making quite a fuss over the unborn baby, she creates a secret wish. But soon she finds herself involved in the rhythms of the country and the extended family she comes to know.
Like a circle, a family unit holds together: a small ring inside a greater circle of loved ones. Alice McGill’s captivating story transports readers to a vivid time and placeand shares the joys and pangs of a child’s growing heart.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
|Lexile:||700L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Alice McGill is an award-winning author and professional storyteller. Among her books is the ALA Notable Molly Bannaky, winner of the 2000 IRA Picture Book Award and the 2000 Jane Addams Award. Alice McGill has toured to collect and tell stories in thirty-nine states, Canada, the West Indies, and South Africa. She lives with her husband in Columbia, Maryland.