Synopses & Reviews
SOMETIMES YOU CAN LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT
Dicey Tillerman has big dreams. She's started a boatbuilding business, and she's determined to prove she can succeed on her own. That's why at first she resists the offer of help from Cisco, the mysterious stranger who turns up one day at her shop.
But running a business doesn't leave much time for the people Dicey treasure -- her grandmother, her younger siblings, and her boyfriend, Jeff. And then the trust Dicey puts in Cisco turns out to be misplaces. Suddenly it seems as if Dicey could lose everything -- has she discovers too late what really matters to her?
In the satisfying conclusion of the Tillerman cycle, Dicey, 21, struggles to support herself and her family with her new boatbuilding business--and almost forgets the things, and people, that matter most. A "School Library Journal" Best Book.
About the Author
Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey's Song and the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, both part of the beloved Tillerman Cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle-grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo. 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.