Wanting to earn a ten speed bicycle, 12-year old Ellen reluctantly agrees to spend a summer as a companion to 77-year-old Lilith. A powerful friendship grows between these two intriguing characters, and both gain a deeper understanding of old age, loneliness, insecurity, and death.
"The story is warm and the writing exemplary."-"The New York Times Book Review"
"A well-written, sympathetic but not sentimental story. An enjoyable, worthwhile book."-"School Library Journal"
"Written with grace and wit, the story entertains while it teaches a lesson about the human condition."-"Publishers Weekly"
"Written with grace and wit, the story entertains while it teaches a lesson about the human condition." --Publishers Weekly "A gentle book, deeply respectful of its topic, aging. . . . The story is warm and the writing exemplary." --The New York Times Book Review "An insightful story . . . of child and woman learning to understand and care for each other. Although written for children the book has appeal for readers of all ages." --Gray Panther Network A "well-written, sympathetic but not sentimental story. . . . Honest things are said about getting old. . . . An enjoyable, worthwhile book." --School Library Journal
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: FEMINIST PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.29 x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.2