Sardines and wine gums do not go together. But I eat them all, and I drink the milk. Then I sit still for a bit until the sick feeling goes. When I tell Dad what I had for a snack, he will not let Miss Stella babysit me anymore.
Life is hard enough for Tansy with her depressed mom away indefinitely and her dad making a mess of things at home. But then Dad sends her down the hall to a wrinkly old babysitter named Miss Stella, who Tansy hates on sight. Miss Stella has a unique perspective on life, to say the least, but with the help of her best friend Parveen, Tansy gradually learns to manage all the changes in her life and make unexpected new friends in the process.
2008 | ISBN 9781554690152 | 8-11 yrs
Winner: Chocolate Lily Children’s Choice Award 2010
Nominated: OLA Silver Birch Express Award 2010, SYRCA Diamond Willow Award nominee 2010
Recognition: CCBC Best Books 2010, Resource Links “The Year’s Best” selection 2008
“Peterson manages to blend aspects of forming friendships with the most unexpected people and finding hope and strength within ourselves…A delight to read and highly recommended.” Resource Links