Written by Cynthia Rylant
After Summer’s mother dies, she didn’t fit in anywhere – until she came to live with her older Aunt May and Uncle Ob in their mountain community. Six years later, Summer is twelve and her Aunt May passes away leaving everyone feeling an incredible sense of loss. How do they discover that May will always be a part of their lives and transform their world? This moving story is beautifully written and a gem for anyone who has experienced loss and found a way to overcome it while never forgetting the person that they treasured.
Suggested Reading Level: Ages 9 – 12
This critically acclaimed winner of the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award joins Scholastic's paperback line.
When May dies suddenly while gardening, Summer assumes she'll never see her beloved aunt again. But then Summer's Uncle Ob claims that May is on her way back--she has sent a sign from the spirit world.
Summer isn't sure she believes in the spirit world, but her quirky classmate Cletus Underwood--who befriends Ob during his time of mourning--does. So at Cletus' suggestion, Ob and Summer (with Cletus in tow) set off in search of Miriam B. Young, Small Medium at Large, whom they hope will explain May's departure and confirm her possible return.