Monday, January 30, 2012

Something new from Sara Pennypacker!

Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
Balzer and Bray, April 2012

Stella is orderly, reliable, and more sensible than most adults. Her mother is flighty, which is why Stella is staying on the Cape with her great-aunt Louise and Angel. But Angel, the foster child Louise took in to be a friend, is anything but friendly. When disaster strikes, both girls suddenly find all they have is each other- and a long summer ahead.

Narrated by Stella, Summer of the Gypsy Moths is a fun yet insightful beach read, combining budding friendships with meditations on what makes a family and the importance of what we cling to. With Summer of the Gypsy Moths, Pennypacker skillfully moves to a slightly older audience and introduces new uniquely endearing characters readers will come to love.

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