War-torn Afghanistan could not seem farther from Newfoundland, but it is about to change twelve-year-old tomboy Jack Cooper (or Jacqueline, as her mother insists on calling her) forever. When her father is killed in the war, she watches helplessly as her mother crumbles under sorrow and depression. Jack and her younger sister and brother, Tessa and Simon, end up across the country, living on a run-down farm in a small town on the Prairies with a great-grandmother they didn’t know existed. Worried that they will be abandoned again if Gran moves into a retirement home, Jack puts on a brave face and encourages Tessa and Simon to take on the challenges of their new life. In the process, she learns that families come in many different forms and that love, trust, and faith can build a home anywhere.
|Product dimensions:||5.49(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.82(d)|
|Lexile:||730L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Formerly a film actress, Meg Tilly is best known for her roles in The Big Chill and Agnes of God — for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as an Academy Award nomination. Tilly is the author of two adult novels, Singing Songs and Gemma, and is currently at work on her second YA novel, Lucky. She lives in Vancouver, BC, with her family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Porcupine is yet another fantastic book and well worth the praise it has received in it's reviews. I'm a little behind as I'm fm Australia and I'm afraid to say that Meg's books don't grace the bookshelves here in abundance. I had to order my copies through my local bookstore. Came across her books by accident and have never looked back. She draws the reader in and I must say I put her books down feeling very emotional which lingers for some time. I'm reading Gemma now and will be waiting for her new book to hit our shores. keep me in touch.