NANCY RUTH PATTERSON has written three other novels for children, including A Simple Gift. She lives in Roanoke, Virginia.
Nancy Ruth Patterson; black and white pictures by Patty Weise
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Ellie and her mother lost everything in the hurricane: their home, their family business, and, tragically, Ellie's dad. They get a chance at a new life when Ellie's mom gets a job apprenticing as...