Friday, November 16, 2018

The Magic of Melwick Orchard by Rebecca Caprara

The Magic of Melwick Orchard
Twelve year old Isa is feeling invisible and neglected as her parents focus all of their energy on her 6 year old sister Junie, who is in the hospital receiving treatment for cancer.  When she finds that a magical tree grows in the orchard behind her house, she keeps it a secret until an unexpected friend arrives.  The story is touching and tells the story of a sibling of a child with cancer.  I think this book does a good job of portraying that as well as including some fun magical realism.

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