Sat, Feb 22 at 3PM
speaking & signing
|Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story, is a powerful novel about friendship and family that calls to mind Bridge to Terabithia. It's about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice. Nikki Loftin is one of our favorite local authors & we're thrilled to welcome her here to celebrate the release of another wonderful new book for readers ages 7-12.|
Twelve-year-old John Fischer Jr., or "Little John" as he's always been known, is spending his summer helping his father with his tree removal business, clearing brush for Mr. King, the wealthy owner of a chain of Texas dollar stores, when he hears a beautiful song that transfixes him. He follows the melody and finds, not a bird, but a young girl sitting in the branches of a tall sycamore tree.
something magical about this girl, Gayle, especially her soaring
singing voice, and Little John's friendship with Gayle quickly becomes
the one bright spot in his life, for his home is dominated by sorrow
over his sister's death and his parents' ever-tightening financial
|NIKKI LOFTIN lives and writes just outside Austin, Texas, surrounded by dogs, chickens, and small, loud boys. She is also the author of The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy, which Publishers Weekly called "mesmerizing" and Kirkus called "irresistible."|
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