Home has been a lonely place since Mom died last winter. Dad spends too much time apart from James and Sary, and though their aunt Lorrie does her best to add cheer, a painful silence fills their house. But now a frisky companion has become part of their lives, and if James and Sary can figure out a way to bring the dog into the family, maybe joy and comfort will tag along with him.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.44(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
A great deal of the action in Lindquist's stories takes place outdoors, especially since she loves the woods and mountains. Although she craves the wilderness and wide-open spaces, as well as being close to the ocean, she also enjoys the hustle and bustle of city living. In a city filled with lots of people, lots of noise and lots of good food and music, Lindquist often experiences a feeling similar to that of being outdoors -- as if she belongs to something much bigger and more important than herself.
As a child, everything about school was difficult for Lindquist. In addition to being a reluctant reader, Lindquist preferred to daydream and often forgot to do her homework -- two bad habits which, ironically, helped her develop skills that came in handy when she began writing fiction. All of her daydreaming gave her the opportunity to practice using her imagination, and inventing excuses as to why her homework wasn't done gave her the chance to concoct some pretty good stories!
Lindquist currently resides near San Francisco, not far from some of the places that were originally settled during the late 1800s by her grandparents and great-grandparents. She is the author of two previousmiddle-grade novels, including Wander.