The winner of a National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and countless other accolades has written her richest, most spirited book yet.
Jane is 12 years old, and she is ready for adventures, to move beyond the world of her siblings and single mother and their house by the sea, and step into the "know-not what".
©2008 Polly Horvath (P)2008 Listening Library
Over the summer, adventures do seem to find Jane, whether it's a thrilling ride in a hot-air balloon, the appearances of a slew of possible fathers, or a weird new friendship with a preacher and psychic wannabe. Most important, there is Jane's discovery of what lies at the heart of all great adventures: that it is not what happens to you that matters, but what you learn about yourself.