Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Never That Far by Carol Lynch Williams - OPTIONAL

Williams, Carol Lynch Never That Far, 176 pages.  Shadow Mountain, 2018. Content: G

Libby’s beloved grandfather has just passed away.  While she is sad, she is not distraught like her father, because Grampa appears to her to tell her to find the treasure at the lake – their family lake.  When she goes, however, two new neighbors are there – Bobby and his twin sister Martha.  When Martha thinks the treasure is actual gold, she is more than happy to help.  When the treasure may have a different sort of value, however, she wants to quit and take her believing brother with her.  Libby has to navigate between her dad, who can’t see Grampa, her Grampa’s entreaties, and the twins.  Not an easy task for a 12-year-old.

As a metaphor for the value of family and belief, this is a sweet little story.  It won’t fly off the shelf, but for who enjoy Suzanne LaFleur’s books willalso enjoy this.

EL – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher.

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