Kyle's Island

By Sally Derby
(Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580893169, 191pp.)

Publication Date: February 2010

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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 several books for young readers, including Kyle s Island and No Mush Today, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell. She says, For years, I wanted to write a book about Paul Laurence Dunbar, the famous poet from Dayton, Ohio, but I didn t know how. Then one day, I heard a voice saying, You never heard of the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar? Child, where ve you been? And once I d heard that voice, I knew how to write the story. Sally Derby lives in Cincinnati.
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