Junior Read: Stand in the Wind by Jean Little

standInTheWindThis is a great book for summer reading, especially to take to camp or the cottage, as it is about two pairs of sisters who are thrown together at a summer cottage and have to fend for themselves without their parents.

Martha wasn’t supposed to be home when Christine and Rosemary Swann came to visit — she was supposed to be on her way to camp with her best friend.  But a freak accident in her own kitchen caused the plan to change, and she finds herself with her older sister, Ellen, and two strangers, one of whom is cold as ice and the other, as timid as a mouse.  How will they ever get through the next eight days!

Jean Little writes with wonderful insight into the lives of these four adolescent girls as they discover new strengths and hidden depths within themselves and each other, finding understanding of their fears, and the ability to stand up for themselves — to stand in the wind and eat peanut brittle!

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Author Jean Little

If you’ve ever been to camp, or wanted to, you’ll enjoy the activities and antics the girls get up to, even on stormy days, or when the lake is freezing cold.  One of the fun things is the books the girls find to read that either bring back your own memories of those books or make you want to look them up because you’ve never read them and they sound great.  Four girls who would all rather be somewhere else, surprise themselves by becoming fast friends and having the best time ever at Camp Better-Than-Nothing. * * * * *

Stand in the Wind is available at Amazon.

 

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Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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