Sand Dollar Summer
As secrets from the past start spilling out, even the solid earth may not keep Lise safe anymore. Lise will have to learn to go with the flow -- or risk falling apart -- in this tender, funny, and wise novel...the story of one family's unforgettable summer.
Review Excerpts“A first-rate debut.” --School Library Journal, starred review
“A heartfelt debut; a coming-of-age story with a bit of pathos and a perilously climactic finale." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"This superbly written, thought provoking, and often very moving book is a joy to read" -- Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review Read entire review
"Sand Dollar Summer brought me to the season in a second and was a delight to read from start to stunning finish." --ChasingRay.com Read entire review
RecognitionsTop Ten First Novels for Youth -- Booklist
An ALA Best Books for Young Adults Nominee
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A Children’s Book Council/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
An IRA/CBC Children’s Choice
Great Stone Face Book Award Master List (NH)
Nominee for the inaugural Truman Award (MO)
Book ClubsA number of classes and book clubs have chosen to read Sand Dollar Summer together. Click here for some starter discussion questions for your group.
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