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ABOUT THE BOOK
Spirited, sassy Quinn Ellerbee and her family have seen better days. Mom has gone off to sing in a band, and Pa-Daddy is moving them out of their hometown and into the swampy back country. It’s no Comfort Creek, that’s for sure. Worst of all, Quinn has lost her chance to edit the sixth-grade newspaper at her old school. Pa-Daddy is having serious money troubles, but is that any excuse for turning Quinn’s world upside down?
Rough times lie ahead for the Ellerbees, but they have enough warmth, wit, and energy to face any challenge. And they just may find that there’s a little bit of Comfort Creek flowing through their swamp water after all.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- School Library Journal, starred review
- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
- Georgia Children’s Book Award nominee
“The setting is authentically evoked while the economic debate could be right out of the headlines of Anytown, USA.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
“A well-written, evocative, and insightful story with an emotionally satisfying conclusion.” (School Library Journal, starred review)
“An unusual setting and the realistic handling of economic and environmental issues further strengthen this engaging story.” (Booklist)
“Quinn is a spunky character with a uniquely honest voice that readers are sure to like. Her lively first person narrative will entertain and move readers.” (VOYA)
“Quinn, her father, and grandmother are lovingly portrayed in this book about the value of families in times of great stress.” (The Book Report)