The Hidden Summer (Hardcover)
Dial Books for Young Readers, 9780803738362, 198pp.
Publication Date: June 13, 2013
Hidden Summer is a quietly beautiful coming of age story about self-discovery, family, and friendship. An elegantly written children's book debut from an award-winning author in the vein of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn "and for fans of "Moon OverManifest.
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Praise For The Hidden Summer…
"A story of leisurely self-discovery and emotional survival, a serene, thoughtful mix of family difficulties and summer magic." - The Horn Book
"The girls are sympathetic, credible characters, and readers will enjoy their successful execution of a common childhood fantasy." - Publishers Weekly
"Phillips’ prose is both fluid and plainspoken, evocative in a way easily accessible to preteen readers; her Alabama golf course is a blend of secret garden and Crusoe-esque island, simultaneously giving her protagonists both peace and adventure." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Readers will be gratified that Nell’s resolve and courage in ultimately standing up for herself result in a hopeful conclusion." - School Library Journal
"A satisfying psychological journey." - Kirkus Reviews