Not only is Turner Buckminster the son of the new minister in a small Maine town, he is shunned for playing baseball differently than the local boys. Then he befriends smart and lively Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from Malaga Island, a poor community founded by former slaves. Lizzie shows Turner a new world along the Maine coast from digging clams to rowing a boat next to a whale. When the powerful town elders, including Turner’s father, decide to drive the people off the island to set up a tourist business, Turner stands alone against them. He and Lizzie try to save her community, but there’s a terrible price to pay for going against the tide.
|Publisher:||Tsai Fong Books Inc/Tsai Fong Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 15 Years|
About the Author
Gary D. Schmidt has written several novels for children and young adults. He lives in Alto, Michigan.