Synopses & Reviews
"How about a story? Spin us a yarn."
Instantly, Phoebe Winterbottom came to mind.
"I could tell you an extensively strange story," I warned. "Oh,
good!" Gram said. "Delicious!"
And that is how I happened to tell them about Phoebe, her disappearing
mother, and the lunatic.
In her own award-winning style, Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.
About the Author
Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons
and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer
. Her other work includes the novels The Great Unexpected
, The Unfinished Angel
, Hate That Cat
, The Castle Corona
, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
, Ruby Holler
, Love That Dog
, Absolutely Normal Chaos
, Chasing Redbird
, and Pleasing the Ghost
, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School
; Fishing in the Air
; and Who's That Baby?
Ms. Creech and her husband live in Maine.
Hope Davis' films include The Weather Man, Proof, Dumas, American Splendor (Golden Globe Nomination), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003 Best Actress, New York Film Critics), About Schmidt, Hearts of Atlantis, Mumford, Arlington Road, Next Stop Wonderland, and Daytrippers. Her stage credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Spinning Into Butter, Ivanov, and Two Shakespearean Actors.