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.
“Filled with little moments of quiet wisdom and gentle humor, Newbery winner MacLachlan's story about family love soars” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
Patricia MacLachlan is the author of many well-loved novels and picture books, including?Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal; its sequels,?Skylark?and?Caleb’s Story;?Edward’s Eyes;?The True Gift;?Waiting for the Magic;?White Fur Flying; and?Fly Away. She lives in western Massachusetts.
Amy June Bates has illustrated books including the Sam the Man series,?Sweet Dreams and That’s What I’d Do, both by singer-songwriter Jewel;?and?Waiting for the Magic?by Patricia MacLachlan. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.