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Summer of the Gypsy Moths

Summer of the Gypsy Moths (Hardcover)

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Description


Stella loves living with Great-aunt Louise in her big old house near the water on Cape Cod for many reasons, but mostly because Louise likes routine as much as she does, something Stella appreciates since her mom is, well, kind of unreliable. So while Mom "finds herself," Stella fantasizes that someday she'll come back to the Cape and settle down. The only obstacle to her plan? Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in. Angel couldn't be less like her name—she's tough and prickly, and the girls hardly speak to each other.

But when tragedy unexpectedly strikes, Stella and Angel are forced to rely on each other to survive, and they learn that they are stronger together than they could have imagined. And over the course of the summer they discover the one thing they do have in common: dreams of finally belonging to a real family.

About the Author


Sara Pennypacker is the author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Clementine chapter-book series as well as the picture books Pierre in Love and Sparrow Girl. She lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Praise for Summer of the Gypsy Moths…


“A suspenseful, surprising novel of friendship and family from the creator of the popular Clementine series.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Beautifully evoked, the novel’s Cape Cod setting plays a focal role in this richly layered tale of loss, resiliency, and belonging.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Pennypacker is a Beverly Cleary-caliber girl-whisperer; she can weave a yarn both funny and touching, with all the beloved, timeworn themes at the ready: friendship, family, loyalty, loss and independence.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Pennypacker’s marvelously tactile writing animates Stella’s narration and brings both engaging, resilient, and resourceful characters to life.”
-School Library Journal

Product Details ISBN-10: 0061964204
ISBN-13: 9780061964206
Published: Balzer + Bray, 04/01/2012
Pages: 288
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 9
Maximum Age: 12
Minimum Grade Level: 4th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 7th Grade