“A quietly reassuring story showing that change can be a good thing at times.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This is a feel-good story…a wonderful read-aloud, especially for snuggling by a fire on a cold night!” —School Library Journal
Try though she might, ten-year-old Lucy Castor can’t seem to stop the world around her from changing in this charming and funny novel by Natasha Lowe in the tradition of the Penderwicks series.
Lucy’s life is perfect and she doesn’t want to change a thing. With everyone growing up around her, Lucy just wants everything to just stay the way it is. Then she discovers her mother is having another baby and Lucy is sure that her parents don’t want her anymore. Classic, heartwarming, and quirky, this cozy story is about holding onto the magic of childhood.
Natasha Lowe knew as a child that she wanted to be either a writer, an adventurer, or to open a fancy teashop. So she did a little bit of everything, traveling from her native London to America where she ran The Tea House bed and breakfast and wowed guests with her grandmother’s shortbread recipe. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children. She is the author of the Poppy Pendle series and Lucy Castor Finds Her Sparkle.
"A quietly reassuring story showing that change can be a good thing at times. " -- Kirkus
– Kirkus, 12/1/17
"This is a feel-good story that draws the reader into the magic and the changes of Lucy’s life in a way that is impossible to put down, the words flowing with an irresistible beauty. This would be a wonderful read-aloud, especially snuggling by a fire on a cold night! " -- School Library Connection
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