Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Bandgt;"IT'S STILL TRUE."andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; That's the first thing James Tillerman says to his sister Dicey every morning. It's still true that their mother has abandoned the four Tillerman children somewhere in the middle of Connecticut. It's still true they have to find their way, somehow, to Great-aunt Cilla's house in Bridgeport, which may be their only hope of staying together as a family. andlt;BRandgt; But when they get to Bridgeport, they learn that Great-aunt Cilla has died, and the home they find with her daughter, Eunice, isn't the permanent haven they've been searching for. So their journey continues to its unexpected conclusion -- and some surprising discoveries about their history, and their future.
In Voigt's first novel--and the introduction to her Tillerman saga--the four Tillerman children, abandoned by their emotionally ill mother, travel on foot from New England to their paternal grandmother's Maryland farm in search of a place to call home. An ALA Best of the Best for Young Adults.
About the Author
Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for andlt;iandgt;Diceyand#8217;s Songandlt;/iandgt;, the Newbery Honor Award for andlt;iandgt;A Solitary Blueandlt;/iandgt;, and the National Book Award Honor for andlt;iandgt;Homecomingandlt;/iandgt;, all part of the beloved Tillerman cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle grade and teen readers, including andlt;iandgt;Izzy, Willy-Nillyandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Jackarooandlt;/iandgt;. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.