By Shirley Reva Vernick
(Cinco Puntos Press, Hardcover, 9781935955481, 176pp.)
Publication Date: June 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Between helpings of mouthwatering shortcake, mysterious ferret disappearances, and a romance that misfires, twelve-year-old Johnny discovers an unexpected, improbable friendship.
Shirley Reva Vernick’s interviews and feature articles have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, national newspapers , and the publications of Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Boston Universities. She also runs a popular storytelling website, storybee.org, which is used in schools, libraries, hospitals and homes all over the world. Shirley graduated from Cornell University, majoring in economics and nutrition, and is an alumna of the Radcliffe Writing Seminars. Her first novel, The Blood Lie, won the Simon Wiesenthal Once Upon a World Children's Book Award; was a Skipping Stone Honor Book; won the Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction, Directors Mention; was the silver medalist for the Sydney Taylor Book Award; and was listed by the ALA for the 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults. She lives in Amherst, Massachussetts.