Synopses & Reviews
The wonderful grandmother whom readers saw through the eyes of a young boy in The Cookcamp reaches out to him when he is fourteen, offering him a haven from his harsh and painful family life. She arranges a summer job for him on the farm where she is a cook for Gunnar and Olaf, bachelor brothers. Farm life offers the camaraderie and routine of hard work, good food, peaceful evenings spent making music together, even learning to dance. Life with Alida gives the boy strength and faith in himself, drawing him away from the edge and into the center of life.
About the Author
Gary Paulsen is a three-time Newbery Honor winner. Among his best known titles are Brian's Winter
and Soldier's Heart
. This novel is based on his own life.
From the Hardcover edition.