In the little town of Blackbird Tree live two orphan girls: one Naomi Deane, brimming with curiosity, and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, who could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. For she knows all the peculiar people in town -- like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins and Mr. Farley. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. The strangely charming Finn boy. Soon Naomi and Lizzie find themselves zooming toward a future neither could ever have imagined....
As two very different worlds are woven together, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech celebrates the gossamer thread that connects us all, and the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness.
"Creech, a Newbery Award–winning author, deftly weaves a multi-layered story in which past and present thread their way around Naomi the romantic and Lizzie the singer.... An enchanting tale to treasure in which ordinary folk find fairies’ gold, run across crooked bridges and mend their broken hearts." -- Kirkus
"The fun that drives the book forward derives from Naomi’s plainspoken narration... along with uncovering the surprising connections between characters and wondering whether magic is at the root of the baffling occurrences." -- Publisher's Weekly
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Publication Date||Sep 4, 2012|