May 2016, Delacorte/Penguin Random House, 272 pp
Fans of The Penderwicks and other summer tales will enjoy this stand-alone companion novel to the acclaimed Misadventures of the Family Fletcher. Set on a fictional New England island, the boys, ages 7-13, are unhappy to find that much has changed on the island “where time stands still.” New kids next door, the chance to be in a play, and the pending destruction of their beloved lighthouse conspire to make it a summer unlike any other. Touching on issues as far ranging as Shakespeare’s plays to sea life and gender assumptions to racial stereotyping, this funny and touching middle grade novel offers laughs and life lessons.
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