From the Newbery Award-winning author of "Sarah, Plain and Tall" comes a story about one brave girl who saves her family from losing everything. In a starred review, "Publishers Weekly "calls this lyrical tale "melodic, poetic, and enchanting." Everyone in Lucy's family sings. Opera. Rap. Lullabies. Everyone, except Lucy. Lucy can't sing; her voice won't come out. Just like singing, helping Aunt Frankie prepare for flooding season is a family tradition--even if Frankie doesn't want the help. And this year, when the flood arrives and danger finds its way into the heart of Lucy's family, Lucy will need to find her voice to save her brother.
About the Author
Patricia MacLachlan (born March 3, 1938) is an American children's writer. She is best known for the 1986 Newbery Medal-winning novel Sarah, Plain and Tall which was later adapted as a TV movie starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken.
She is a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries.
* "MacLachlan again demonstrates a gift for combining an economy of prose with a bounty of emotion.... As befits a story in which words and music play such a central role, MacLachlan's writing is melodic, poetic, and enchanting." * Publishers Weekly, starred review *
* "Filled with little moments of quiet wisdom and gentle humor, Newbery winner MacLachlan's story about family love soars." * Kirkus, starred review *
"An inviting choice..." * Booklist *
* "Quiet and tender, this is a story that audiences will wish took longer to read." * Bulletin, starred review *