When a young boy reluctantly becomes involved in his school play, he takes on not just the role of 'the old crone' but also a journey of discovery about his family. As the novel unfolds, a wonderful drama ensues, both in school on the stage and at home as the boy's relationship with his father becomes truer and more honest when some secrets buried in a dusty box in the attic are unveiled. A delightful novel told with the masterly control and calm excitement that we now expect from award-winning Sharon Creech.
There are 240 pages in this book. This book was published 2005 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC .
Sharon Creech is an internationally acclaimed author who lives in upstate New York with her husband.
This book has been nominated for the following award:
Keystone to Reading Book Award
This book was recognised in the Intermediate category by the Keystone to Reading Book Award.