In this Newbery Honor winning story from 1984, a new family builds a relationship as a stepfather and stepson celebrate their differences and take heart in their similarities.
About the Author
Mavis Jukes is the award-winning author of several books for children and teenagers, including the Newbery Honor Book " Like Jake and Me ." Her other titles include " No One is Going to Nashville ," " Blackberries in the Dark ," " Getting Even ," " Wild Iris Bloom ," and " I'll See You in My Dreams ." Mavis taught school for several years -- and was a lawyer -- before becoming a children's book writer. She volunteers as an attorney in the area of juvenile defense and is presently a language arts specialist in a public elementary school.
She lives with her husband, the artist Robert Hudson, and their teenage daughters in Sonoma County, California.