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The Secret Hum of a Daisy (Hardcover)
Twelve-year-old Grace and her mother have always been their own family, traveling from place to place like gypsies. But Gracewants tofinallyhave a home all their own. Just when she thinks she's found it her mother says it's time to move again. Grace summons the courage to tell her mother how she really feels andwill always regret that her last words to herwere angry ones.
After her mother's sudden death, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she's never met. She can't imagine her mother would want her to stay with this stranger. Then Grace finds cluesin a mysterious treasure hunt, just like the ones her mother used to send her on. Maybe it isher mother, showing her the way to her true home.
Lyrical, poignant andfresh, The Secret Hum of a Daisy is a beautifully told middle grade tale with a great deal of heart.
About the Author
Tracy Holczer lives inSouthern California. The Secret Hum of the Daisy is her debut."
"A lovely and captivating debut...Holczer writes with depth, heart, and a poetic lilt...nuanced characters engage from beginning to end."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"In this debut novel, Holczer presents a tender, transformative exploration of family, loss and reconciliation."--Kirkus Reviews
This lilting, fun picture book exploding with energetic drawings is a riff on folk tales of old. Author Daniel Bernstrom's debut, with shades of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, is perfectly suited to Brendan Wenzel's colorful, animated illustrations. Storytime readers will find much to do in this imaginative eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree. - Maureen