Kyle's Island

By Sally Derby
(Charlesbridge, Hardcover, 9781580893169, 192pp.)

Publication Date: February 1, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

For as far back as Kyle can remember, he spent summers at Gram's cottage on the lake--fishing all day, and hanging out with the whole family. But this year is different. His father has moved out, his grandmother has died, and his mother is selling the cottage because they can't afford the upkeep.

Sally Derby takes readers to a small lake in 1970s Michigan, where thirteen-year-old Kyle comes to understand that loss isn't forever, and that people are more complicated than they seem.




About the Author

Sally Derby is the author of many books for children, including NO MUSH TODAY (Lee & Low) and THE WACKY SUBSTITUTE (Marshall Cavendish). She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.




Praise For Kyle's Island

"...Derby creates a realistic rendition of family life, with a smattering of adventure, in this tender coming-of-age story."
--Publishers Weekly

"Debut novelist Derby writes a quiet, solid, and benevolently old-fashioned story..."
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A poignant coming-of-age story..."
--Kirkus Reviews

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