Sunday, November 7, 2010

Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord

"The ferry's coming!"

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Summary: When the state of Maine threatens to shut down their island's one-room schoolhouse because of dwindling enrollment, eleven-year-old Tess, a strong believer in luck, and her family take in a trumpet-playing foster child, to increase the school's population.

Publisher: Scholastic; 186 pages

1 comment:

tessyohnka said...

I thought the use of good and bad luck superstitions as chapter headings was very clever and the story was well written. Though things in life don't always turn out the way they do in Cynthia Lord's books, I appreciate her optimism -- the spark of hopefulness.
I don't necessarily think it's a Newbery contender, but it is a good read.