Gold Medal, First Book (Chapter Book), 2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
Finalist, Young People’s Literature, 2016 Maine Literary Award
First, it was a clothing boutique for pets in Pennsylvania. Then a breakfast buffet in North Carolina. Then an apple orchard in Connecticut. Now, Azalea’s dad says he’s going to drive a tour bus in Portland, Maine. Azalea’s sick of moving. She is determined to stay in Portland and call it home. But now, a mysterious bandit is threatening her father’s business. Can Azalea use her new freedom as an unschooler to save the day—and her family?
In Liza Kleinman’s fresh and funny debut middle-reader novel, the author deftly explores, with poise and insight, the growing unschooling movement as well as the challenges of moving to a new home, making friends, and finding room for differences within a family.
Written by Liza Kleinman
Genre: Middle Grade | Fiction
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.75
Shipping Weight: 0.82 lbs.