2010 | ISBN 9781554692804 | 9 – 12 yrs
The Depression is a hard time for Elsie Miller and her family, made harder by the disappearance of her father and the uncertainly of life in the garage behind what used to be her own house.
Resource Links “The Year’s Best” 2010 – Commended
Chocolate Lily nominee 2012 – Short-listed
CCBC Best Books 2012 – Commended
Young readers will be right there alongside Elsie as Peterson’s spare, fast-paced prose portrays her character and experience with intimacy and warmth…In Peterson’s finely wrought, affecting children’s fiction, the characters are created with tender consideration for human complexity and frailty, for there is always more to people and why they do what they do.”
The Vancouver Sun
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