When Elvira's little sister Jessie was born in the middle of a blizzard with one foot first, Elvira isn't too surprised that Jessie is a little odd. But after not speaking at all, Jessie begins saying strange things and humming a tune that their father used to play, even though he's been gone since before Jessie was born. Then their family finds out that Jessie is a seer and can see things, and secrets, that no one else can. Being forced from their home and town, Elvira must travel on a journey toward redemption and healing-if she can just bring herself to believe.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: ZonderKidz Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 0310723140 ISBN-13: 9780310723141 Availability: In Stock
Some secrets won't let you go. Elvira Witsil lives about as far away from civilization as you can get, in a remote corner of Wisconsin where nothing much ever happens. In a house crowded with her mother, her cantankerous grandmother, and her little sister, Jessie, Elvira feels forgotten and alone. Their house also contains numerous secrets, and Elvira's family holds their secrets closely. Secrets about the father that Jessie never knew, and that Elvira can't forget. Secrets about that day five years ago. And the one secret that Elvira can't quite understand: that Jessie sees things no one else can see. These secrets will lead Elvira and her family on a journey far away from home---on a journey toward redemption and healing---if she can just bring herself to believe.
Diana Greenwood grew up with the Bobbsey Twins, Laura Ingalls, Huck and Tom, the Hardy Boys, Jo, Francie Nolan, and Oliver Twist. She tried to duplicate the adventures of her favorite characters by writing poems, stories, and scripts for summer performances in her backyard. Today, she still has those childhood editions on her bookshelf and spends her days writing stories of young people embarking on life-changing journeys. Diana makes her home in the Napa Valley, where she watches college football, volunteers at her church, and continues to devour books.