Willowood

By Cecilia Galante
(Aladdin Paperbacks, Hardcover, 9781416980223, 265pp.)

Publication Date: March 9, 2010

List Price: $16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description

There's nothing ten-year-old Lily Sinclair likes about her new life in the city with her single mom. She misses her best friend, who seems to have forgotten her and their secret place, Willowood. She never sees her mom, who's working long hours at her new job. She's managed to make an enemy of the class bully. Mrs. Hiller from across the hall, who takes care of Lily after school, keeps preparing yucky healthy snacks for her. And she can't get her mother to tell her anything about her absent father. Her only source of comfort is her beloved pet gecko, Weemis. Everything changes when Mrs. Hiller introduces Lily to the owner of the Pet Palace, a nearby pet store, and his adult Down's syndrome son, Nate Lily finds herself with an unofficial after school job--and forges a tentative friendship with Nate that's threatened by a dark secret about Nate Lily knows nothing about.




About the Author
Cecilia Galante received her BA in English from King s College, Pennsylvania, and her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, Vermont. She lives with her husband and three children in Kingston Pennsylvania, where she teaches high school English and writes a monthly book column for the Times Leader newspaper. The Patron Saint of Butterflies is Cecilia s first young adult novel. Find her online at ceciliagalante.com
Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound






Update Profile